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Double delight for Shoaib Malik: Fatherhood and T20I world record within the same week

The 37-year old has broken the record for the most number of catches by a non-wicketkeeper fielder in T20Is.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi Published on: November 04, 2018 16:22 IST
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Malik has been a great outfielder for Pakistan for quite a while now.

The joy of Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik who recently became a father knows no bounds as he now holds a world record in the shortest format of the game. The 37-year old has broken the record for the most number of catches by a non-wicketkeeper fielder in T20Is. 

After the 2nd T20I between Pakistan and New Zealand Dubai, Malik's tally stood at 47 catches in 107 matches thereby breaking South African legend AB de Villiers' long-standing record of 44 scoops in just 78 games. Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor also has 44 catches to his name across 83 matches followed by Indian ace Suresh Raina's 42 off 78 games. 

Here is the list of the players with the most number of catches in T20Is:

Players with the most number of catches in T20Is
Player Country Matches Catches
Shoaib Malik Pakistan 107 47
AB de Villiers South Africa 78 44
Ross Taylor New Zealand 83 44
Suresh Raina India 78 42
David Warner Australia 70 41
David Miller South Africa 63 40
Martin Guptill New Zealand 75 39
Umar Akmal Pakistan 82 38
Dwayne Bravo West Indies 66 35

Earlier, Pakistan coasted to an 11th successive Twenty20 series victory after beating New Zealand by six wickets in the second match on Friday.

Babar Azam top-scored with 40 and Mohammad Hafeez provided the finish with an unbeaten 34 off 21 balls as Pakistan cruised to 154-4 with two balls to spare.

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