Fast bowler Shabnim Ismail has become the first South African woman to scalp 100 T20I wickets. She achieved the feat in the first T20I against Pakistan at the Kingsmead Cricket Stadium. Ayesha Zafar's wicket in the sixth over of the game was Ismail's 100th T20I scalp. Ismail is now the fourth-highest wicket-taker. Read more – No Ranji Trophy for the first time in 87 years; BCCI to hold Vijay Hazare Trophy instead
In the list of most wickets in Women's T20Is, West Indies' Anisa Mohammed occupies the top spot with 120 wickets, while Australia's all-rounder Ellyse Perry stands second with 114 scalps. She is followed by England's Anya Shrubsole on the list, who has struck 102 times.
Pakistan's Nida Dar ranks fifth followed by India's Poonam Yadav, with 98 and 95 wickets, respectively.
Currently, South Africa is hosting Pakistan and in the first T20I, South Africa chased down the target of 125 runs in the 19th over. Shabnim took two wickets, dismissing Ayesha Zafar and skipper Aliya Riaz. Opening batswoman Tazmin Brits top-scored with an unbeaten 52 off 54 balls, which included three boundaries. For Pakistan, Aimen Anwar took 2/29 in four overs. Both teams will now meet at the same venue on Sunday for the second T20I match.