Sussex’s Chris Jordan has become England’s leading wicket-taker in the history of international T20 cricket.
CJ took his 66th wicket in Tuesday’s 3rd T20I against South Africa at Newlands. He finished with figures 1 for 42 in what was his 55th match, overtaking Stuart Broad’s previous record of 65 in 56 matches in the process.
The all-rounder now has the honour of most wickets and best match figures for England in the shortest format.
He had equalled Broad’s total in Sunday’s second match at Paarl with the wicket of Quinton du Kock, and it was by dismissing the South African captain once again that CJ made the record his own.
De Kock was dismissed in identical fashion on both occasions - caught at mid-off by Tom Curran – and has fallen victim to CJ in all three matches in the series.
The Sussex man is now equal tenth on the list of all-time wicket takers in international T20 cricket.
England cruised to victory in Tuesday’s game – recording a nine-wicket win with 14 balls to spare – to secure a clean sweep in the series. Sussex’s other representative in the England side, Jofra Archer, finished the game with figures of 0 for 44 from his four overs.