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Shakib lone spinner to take 242 wkts in domestic T20


Dhaka – Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has reached another milestone of grabbing most wickets in domestic T20 as
a spin bowler.He earned the feat in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final for Jamaica Tallawahs capturing 2 wickets for 25 runs to take his tally to 242 leapfrogging West Indies spinner Sunil Narine (241 wickets from 191matches) and Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal (240 wickets from 174 matches),UNB News Agency Reported.
Shakib has so far played 209 matches to bag 242 wickets with an economy rate of 6.75 and at an average 20.54 runs.He recorded his best bowling figure of 6/6 in T20 cricket for Tridents against Red Steel Bridgetown, also in the CPL on August 3 in 2013.Top five T20 spinners: Shakib Al Hasan- 242, Sunil Narine- 241, Saeed Ajmal- 240, Shahid Afridi- 239 and Ravichandran Ashwin- 198.At the same time, the word famed all-rounder helped his side lift the CPL title with a 9-wicket victory over Guyana Amazon Warriors at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitt on Monday (Bangladesh time).Shakib dismissed Chirs Lynn and Jason Mohammed in this edition CPL
final for Tallawahs when Warriors were bowled out for meager 93/10 in 16.1 overs, after sent in to bat first.Sohail Tanvir was the notable scorer for Warriors with 42 off 37 balls involving six boundaries.Apart from Shakib’s two, Imad Wasim, who was adjudged man of the match, bagged three for 21 while Kesrick Williams took two for 12 runs.Tallawahs chased down the target scoring 95 for 1 in 12.5 overs,spurred by the opening stand of 79 in 9.4 overs between skipper Chris Gayle and Chadwick Walton.Chris Gayle hammered 54 off 27 balls, including three boundaries and six sixes, while Walton added 25 runs.


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