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#DilliBoy Amit Mishra 2nd India spinner after R Ashwin to reach 200 wkts in T20

Amit Mishra removed Eoin Morgan to reach landmark but while Ravichandran Ashwin took 195 matches to reach it, the leg-spinner achieved the feat in only his 169th match.

Amit Mishra became only the second India spinner to complete 200 wickets in Twenty20 cricket during the second T20I against England at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur on Sunday. He reached the milestone after England skipper Eoin Morgan (17) holed out to Hardik Pandya at deep midwicket in his third over.

He is now level with Ravichandran Ashwin’s T20 tally. While Ashwin took 195 matches to reach the landmark, Mishra achieved the feat in his 169th match. Mishra could have easily added another wicket to his tally had he not overstepped while bamboozling the off-stump of Ben Stokes in the same over he had dismissed Morgan. He finished with figures of one for 25 for the match.

 

Excerpts are taken from Harit N Joshi | Hindustan Times