T20 World Cup qualifier: Malaysia bowler units file with 7-8 in opposition to China

A generic view of some cricket stumps before an ICC World Cu qualifier

Malaysia chased down their target of 24 with 15.1 overs to spare
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Asia B Qualifier, Bayuemas Oval, Kuala Lumpur
China 23 (11.2 overs): S Idrus 7-8
Malaysia 24-2 (4.5 overs): V Singh 19*
Malaysia won by eight wickets
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Malaysia bowler Syazrul Idrus set a men’s T20 record of seven wickets for eight runs against China in their 2024 World Cup Asia B Qualifier.

The 32-year-old’s victims were all bowled as he finished with stunning figures of 4-1-8-7.

It is a record in both domestic and international men’s T20s, beating Colin Ackermann’s 7-18 for Leicestershire against Birmingham Bears in 2019.

China were bowled out for 23, with Malaysia winning by eight wickets.

The best figures in women’s T20 internationals are seven wickets for three runs – achieved by both the Netherlands’ Frederique Overdijk against France in 2021 and Argentina’s Alison Stocks against Peru last year.

Idrus, who achieved his feat on Wednesday, is the first player to take…