West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has become the first man in the history of T20 cricket to take 400 wickets after recording match-winning figures of 5/28 for Melbourne Renegades in a Big Bash League match in Australia on Thursday.
Batting first, Hobart Hurricanes scored 164/8 and it was largely due to Bravo’s regular strikes that kept them from posting a huge total. He bowled four spells of one over each and in his final, also the 20th of the innings, took three wickets to reach the landmark of 400 wickets in T20s. It was also his second ever five-wicket haul in the format.
Hurricanes were 153/5 when Bravo came to bowl the final over of the innings. He removed Jofra Archer with the first delivery of the over and after being hit for a four by Cameron Boyce, dismissed him off the very next delivery. Matthew Wade then lunched him over midwicket for a six but ended up becoming his third victim off the final delivery of the over.
In reply, Renegades breezed to the target in just 18.3 overs to start their season on a winning note. Marcus Harris scored a 34-ball 50 while Cameron White struck an unbeaten 79 off 59.
In the list of top-wicket takers in the shortest format, Bravo is well ahead with Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) occupying the second spot collecting 331 wickets across 248 matches followed by Sunil Narine (West Indies) who has 307 scalps in 262 matches so far.