Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan added a new accolade to his glittering career as the all-rounder went to the top of the list for the highest wicket-takers in T20I cricket with his five-wicket haul against Ireland on 29th March, Wednesday.

Shakib went past New Zealand's Tim Southee to go top of the elite list as he picked up figures of 5/22 in the rain-affected second T20I between Bangladesh and Ireland on Wednesday.

The all-rounder picked up figures of 5/22 in his quota of four overs. Shakib reached the landmark in the third ball of the sixth over as he trapped Ireland's George Dockrell in front of the stumps. He would then castle Harry Tector three balls later to get his second career five-wicket haul in the format.

Shakib now has 136 wickets in T20I cricket at an average of 20.67 with an economy rate of 6.8. Southee is now second on the list

with 134 wickets, with Rashid Khan (129), Ish Sodhi (114) and Lasith Malinga (107) rounding off the list.

The all-rounder made his debut in the 20-over format in 2006 against Zimbabwe and has featured in all the editions of the T20 World Cup. Shakib also has 2339 runs at a strike-rate of 122.33 from the 114 matches he has played so far.

Shakib's all-round brilliance was one of the major reasons why Bangladesh defeated Ireland on Wednesday. After posting 202 runs in 17 overs, when Litton Das scored 83 and Shakib pitched in with 38 runs.

Ireland fell well short while chasing 203 runs to win, as they could only score 125 in the allotted 17 overs for the loss of nine wickets.

For his all-round performance, Shakib was adjudged as the Player Of The Match in Chattogram. The hosts have won the series 2-0 with the win on Wednesday.
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