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Hardik Pandya achieves rare T20I feat: 500 runs and 50 wickets for Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya achieves rare feat of 500 runs and 50 wickets in T20Is
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500 runs and 50 wickets for Hardik Pandya during India tour on West India 2022. Hardik Pandya achieved the rare double of 500 runs and 50 wickets in the third T20I against West Indies in St Kitts.

Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya achieved a rare feat in T20Is as he reached the landmark of 500 runs and 50 wickets in the 20-over format during the third match in the ongoing series against West Indies.

Hardik Pandya dismissed Brandon King after a fifty-run opening stand between him and Kyle Mayers to become the sixth India men’s player to 50 T20I wickets. Ravindra Jadeja, who completed the feat in the previous T20I, was the last to get to the landmark.

However, by completing 50 T20I wickets, Hardik Pandya also completed a double of 500runs and 50 wickets in T20Is, becoming the 11th men’s player and 30th overall to the feat.

The only other Indian to achieve this rare double in T20Is is Deepti Sharma, who currently has 65 T20I wickets and 521 runs.

Among the men’s players to get to this double, Hardik is the latest to make his T20I debut, having first played for India in 2016. 

Pandya has been in good form with the ball this year in limited-overs cricket. He has eight wickets in T20is and six in ODIs with two four-wicket hauls. 

In St Kitts on Tuesday, Pandya bowled an impressive spell of 4-0-19-1 to restrict the West Indies. Importantly, he drew the breakthrough for India after the West Indies openers put on a half-century stand. 

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