Veteran West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo on Thursday became the first ever cricketer to achieve a spectacular milestone in T20 cricket. He achieved the feat in the match between Northern Superchargers and Oval Invincibles in the second edition of the Men’s Hundred at the Kennington Oval in London. Bravo only became the first cricketer to pick 600 wickets in his T20 career.
Bravo was two short of reaching the milestone going into the game. He removed Rilee Rossouw in the 20th delivery of Oval’s chase. The batsman went over the line to attempt a sweep against a delivery that was rather too full. Rossouw failed to connect as the ball hit his pads. The referee denied the appeal, but Bravo insisted on a review. The ball tracker clearly showed that the ball was inside the line and the impact was on the middle stump, causing the on-field umpire to change his decision.
In the 89th delivery, Bravo then removed Sam Curran, fooling the England all-rounder with a slower one. Curran rocked back to slice it through point but missed as it rattled against the stumps.
With the dismissal, Bravo now has 600 wickets in T20 cricket, becoming the first cricketer ever to achieve the feat. What makes the performance even more spectacular is that no other bowler has even managed to cross the 500-wicket milestone. Afghanistan all-rounder Rashid Khan is next on the list with 466 wickets, followed by Sunil Narine (460 wickets).
Bravo played for almost 22 teams in T20 cricket. He has picked 78 wickets in 91 matches for West Indies and the remaining 522 wickets have been picked in his franchise cricket career. 154 of those wickets have been picked for Chennai Super Kings, the most he has managed for any franchise in his career.
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