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6 wickets in an inning twice. A rare record on T20 Internationals
Ajantha Mendis is the only bowler in T20 International cricket, who has taken 6 wickets in an inning twice. Mendis has a best figure of 6 wickets for 8 runs against Zimbabwe in Sep 2012, and 6 wickets for 16 runs against Australia in Aug 2011.
Bowlers with 6 Wickets in an innings
|Deepak Chahar||3.2||0||7||6||2.1||India||v Bangladesh||Nagpur||10-Nov-19|
|Ajantha Mendis||4||2||8||6||2||Sri Lanka||v Zimbabwe||Hambantota||18-Sep-12|
|Ajantha Mendis||4||1||16||6||4||Sri Lanka||v Australia||Pallekele||08-Aug-11|
|OC McCoy||4||1||17||6||4.25||West Indies||v India||Basseterre||01-Aug-22|
|YS Chahal||4||0||25||6||6.25||India||v England||Bengaluru||01-Feb-17|
|AC Agar||4||0||30||6||7.5||Australia||v New Zealand||Wellington||03-Mar-21|
Ajantha Mendis, the rare ability of taking wickets in bunches in T20 cricket
Ajantha Mendis is a Sri Lankan cricketer known for his unique style of bowling. He is particularly known for his ability to take wickets in bunches, and has achieved a record that is considered one of the most impressive in T20 cricket: taking 6 wickets in an inning twice.
In Aug, 2011, Mendis achieved this feat in a T20 match, when he took 6 wickets in an inning against Australia. He bowled 4 overs and gave away just 16 runs, while taking 6 wickets. He was the top wicket-taker in the match and played a crucial role in Sri Lanka’s victory.
Mendis repeated this feat in 2016. In a T20 match against Zimbabwe, he bowled 4 overs, giving away just 8 runs and taking 6 wickets, including the wicket of Zimbabwe’s top scorer, Brendan Taylor. This was an outstanding performance, and it helped Sri Lanka secure a convincing victory.
These performances are a testament to Mendis’ skill as a bowler. His ability to take wickets in bunches makes him a valuable asset for any team, and his record of taking 6 wickets in an inning twice in T20 cricket is a testament to his ability to perform under pressure.
It is also worth noting that Mendis is a rare breed of bowler who can bowl with both arm, which makes him even more unique and difficult to face for the batsman. He also has a variety of deliveries in his arsenal like carrom ball, googly, leg-spin, off-spin, which makes him even more difficult to read.
In conclusion, Ajantha Mendis’ record of taking 6 wickets in an inning twice in T20 cricket is a remarkable achievement, and a testament to his skill as a bowler. His ability to take wickets in bunches and his unique style of bowling makes him a valuable asset for any team, and a bowler that will be remembered for his outstanding performances in the T20 format.
Who holds the record for the most wickets taken in a single T20 innings for Sri Lanka?
Ajantha Mendis holds the record for the most wickets taken in a single T20 innings for Sri Lanka, with 6 wickets. He has done this Twice in his career. The only bowler to do so.
When and where did Ajantha Mendis took 6 wickets in an innings first time?
Ajantha Mendis took 6 wickets in an innings first time while playing for Sri Lanka against Australia in August 2011.
When and where did Ajantha Mendis took 6 wickets in an innings second time?
Ajantha Mendis achieved this feat second time while playing for Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe in September 2012.
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