Jasprit Bumrah becomes India’s leading wicket-taker in T20Is | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Returning to the national side after an injury-layoff of over 4 months, pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah achieved yet another milestone as he became the leading Indian wicket-taker in the shortest format of the game during the third and final T20I of the three-match series against Sri Lanka in Pune on Friday.

Bumrah, who recovered from a lower back stress fracture, edged past spinners R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal to take the top spot in the wicket-takers list.

Bumrah was tied on 52 wickets with Chahal and Ashwin at the top spot before the start of the match.

Bumrah, 26, got to his 53rd wicket in the very first over of Sri Lanka’s innings when he dismissed Danushka Gunathilaka for 1 who was well caught by Washington Sundar at mid-on.

Sri Lanka’s chase had a disastrous start after India posted a mammoth total of 201 for 6 after being put into bat in the series decider. Sri Lanka managed only 123 runs in 15.5 overs as there was simply no resistance from the islanders.

Eight Sri Lankan batsmen failed to reach double figures with Dhananjaya De Silva (51) and Angelo Mathews (31) adding 68 for the fifth wicket.

With 53 wickets in T20Is, Bumrah also moved past Mustafizur Rahman, Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine in the overall list of highest wicket-takers in the format being ruled by Lasith Malinga with 106 wickets.

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