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Malaysian Syazrul Idrus Records First 7-Wicket Haul In T20I History, Best Ever T20 Bowling Figures

The 32-year-old Malaysian right-arm medium pacer Syazrul Idrus created history on Wednesday (26 July), as he became the first bowler in T20I history to claim seven wickets. He also recorded the best bowling figures in T20 cricket history.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 26.07.2023
Malaysian Syazrul Idrus Records First 7-Wicket Haul In T20I History Best Ever T20 Bowling Figures

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The 32-year-old Malaysian right-arm medium pacer Syazrul Idrus created history on Wednesday (26 July), as he became the first bowler in T20I history to claim seven wickets. He also recorded the best bowling figures in T20 cricket history.

It was the first game of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Asia B Qualifier 2023, which is a sub-regional Asian qualifier for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. China and the hosts Malaysia faced each other in that game, where Malaysia thrashed their opponents.

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Syazrul Idrus: 4-1-8-7 forced China to collapse on 23 runs

After China chose to bat first at Kuala Lumpur, they recorded the third-lowest completed T20I total after bundling out for only 23 runs in 11.2 overs. Six Chinese batters scored ducks, while the opener Wei Guo Lei scored the highest runs in that innings with seven runs.


In the meantime, Malaysian right-arm medium pacer Syazrul Idrus managed incredible bowling figures of 4-1-8-7.

After conceding four runs in his first over, Idrus took four wickets in his second over. Then the right-arm medium bowler had one wicket in his third over, and his final over experienced a maiden with two more wickets. All those seven dismissals were bowled.


Syazrul Idrus’ victims

4.1 overs: Wang Liuyang (b Syazrul Idrus) – 3 runs (11 balls) – China 12/1

4.3 overs: Wei Guo Lei (b Syazrul Idrus) – 7 runs (15 balls) – China 13/2

4.5 overs: Tian Sen Qun (b Syazrul Idrus) – 0 runs (2 balls) – China 13/3

4.6 overs: Chen Zhuo Yue (b Syazrul Idrus) – 0 runs (1 ball) – China 13/4

6.5 overs: Wang Qi (b Syazrul Idrus) – 0 runs (6 balls) – China 17/5

8.2 overs: Xie Kunkun (b Syazrul Idrus) – 0 runs (3 balls) – China 20/8

8.5 overs: Zhao Tianle (b Syazrul Idrus) – 0 runs (3 balls) – China 20/9


Malaysia won by eight wickets

In reply, though both the Malaysian openers failed to open their accounts, the hosts secured a comfortable eight-wicket win by chasing down the target in 4.5 overs after losing two wickets. Virandeep Singh scored 19 not out in 14 balls with the help of two fours and only six. Only Virandeep managed to hit boundaries in that entire T20I match.


T20I Records


Syazrul Idrus: First to take seven wickets

Syazrul Idrus became the first bowler in T20I cricket history to take seven wickets. The previous best T20I bowling figures were 3.4-1-5-6 by Nigerian Peter Aho against Sierra Leone at Lagos on 24 October 2021.


China recorded third lowest completed T20I total

China recorded the third-lowest completed total in T20I history. They were behind of Isle of Man’s 10 runs and Turkey’s 21 runs records. (Check the list below)

 

T20 Records

Syazrul Idrus: Best T20 bowling figures; Second seven-wicket haul after Colin Ackermann

Idrus also became the second bowler in T20 cricket history to claim a seven-wicket haul. However, he managed the best bowling figures in T20 cricket history.

Dutch offspinner Colin Ackermann was the first T20 bowler to record a seven-fer in an innings. On 7 August 2019, the Leicestershire bowler had the figures 4-0-18-7. Surely, Idrus has bettered the T20 bowling figures record in the latest T20I match.


China recorded fourth lowest completed T20 total


Lowest completed T20 totals (Top 5)


Team

Total (Overs)

Opposition

Venue

Date

Match Status

Isle of Man

10 (8.4)

Spain

Cartagena

26 February 2023

T20I

Sydney Thunder

15 (5.5)

Adelaide Strikers

Sydney

16 December 2022

T20

Turkey

21 (8.3)

Czech Republic

Ilfov County

30 August 2019

T20I

China

23 (11.2)

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

26 July 2023

T20I

Lesotho

26 (12.4)

Uganda

Kigali

19 October 2021

T20I

(Updated till Malaysia vs China T20I match on 26 July 2023)

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