Stats Attack: Imran Tahir achieves the feat of completing 400 wickets in T20 cricket

Tahir's threatening spell of 5/25 meant that the opposition team Welsh Fire got bundled out for just 91 runs.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 10 August 2021 7:27 pm

Imran Tahir became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in The Hundred Men's Competition 2021 during match number 23 between Birmingham Phoenix (Men's) vs Welsh Fire (Men's). Tahir's threatening spell of 5/25 meant that the opposition team Welsh Fire got bundled out for just 91 runs. Tahir also completed the feat of picking 400 wickets in T20 cricket during his five-wicket haul. The 42-year-old now also has 13 four-wicket haul [4 (or) more wickets] in his T20 career which also ends up 2nd most for any player in T20s after Lasith Malinga who has 15 four-wicket haul in T20s.

Let us have a look at some of the milestones achieved by Imran Tahir during Birmingham Phoenix vs Welsh Fire (Match no.23) :

1 - Imran Tahir's spell of 5/25 is his first five-wicket haul in a domestic T20 career. Also, he is the oldest bowler to take a five-wicket haul in T20s.

2 - Imran Tahir became only the 2nd bowler to pick 400 wickets in T20 cricket after Dwayne Bravo.

3 - Imran Tahir has picked up three hat-tricks in T20 cricket.

Spin bowlers with three hat-tricks in T20s

Amit Mishra (vs Deccan Chargers in 2008, vs PBKS in 2011 & vs PWI in 2013)

Rashid Khan (vs Jamaica Tallawahs in 2017, vs Ire in 2019 & vs Sydney Sixers in 2020)

Imran Tahir (vs Durham in 2010, vs Quetta Gladiators in 2018 & vs Welsh Fire in 2021)

4 - Imran Tahir has become only the 4th spinner to have 3 (or) more five-wicket hauls in T20s.

Spinners with 3 (or) more five-wicket hauls in T20s:

Shakib Al Hasan
Tom Smith
Rashid Khan
Imran Tahir

5 - Imran Tahir became the fifth bowler to take a 4-wicket haul in the Men's Hundred Competition 2021

Best bowling figures in The Men's Hundred Competition 2021:

Marchant de Lange (Trent Rockets) - 5/20 vs Southern Brave
Imran Tahir (Birmingham Phoenix) - 5/25 vs Welsh Fire
Matt Parkinson (Manchester Originals) - 4/9 vs Birmingham Phoenix
Qais Ahmed (Welsh Fire) - 4/13 vs Northern SuperChargers
Wahab Riaz (Trent Rockets) - 4/30 vs Welsh Fire

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