Shaheen Shah Afridi becomes highest wicket-taker in 2021
CRICDOT DESK : Bangladesh is currently playing the first match of a two-match Test series against visiting Pakistan at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. The hosts are now batting in the second innings with a 44-run lead at the end of the first innings.
With the bowlers’ remarkable bowling prowess, Bangladesh regained control of the match they lost on the second day of the Test on the third day. Pakistan, who started the day with ten wickets in hand, have been all-out in just two sessions However, despite starting the second innings with a 44-run lead, the Bangladesh batsmen lost the lead early in the innings.
The Tigers had lost 4 wickets for 36 runs in the second innings, Bangladesh lost three wickets in two runs interval. In the second innings as well as in the first innings captain Mominul Haque became Hasan Ali’s victim who returned with 8 runs.
Shaheen Shah Afridi, the bowling weapon of the Pakistan team, struck the first blow in the batting line-up of Bangladesh. The pacer picked up Sadman Islam’s wicket in the third over at the head of the team’s 14 runs Nazmul Hossain Shanto, who returned for 6 in the same over .Then it was Saif Hasan whom he picked up 6 wickets in the match And with these three wickets, the Pakistani fast bowler has become the highest wicket-taker in Test matches in 2021.
Shaheen Shah Afridi has been firing with the ball all year round. Afridi now has 42 wickets in six matches this year, adding three wickets in the second innings against Bangladesh. He also surpassed India’s Ravichandran Ashwin to become the top wicket-taker of 2021. Ashwin has 41 wickets in 6 matches Another Pakistani fast bowler Hasan Ali with 36 wickets is in the third position of the list
Bangladeshi left-arm spinner Taizul Islam has entered the top ten of the list thanks to his superb bowling in the first innings against Pakistan. He is currently ranked 7th in the list of top wicket takers of 2021 Another Bangladeshi spinner Mehdi Hasan Miraj’s position is 15