South African right-arm fast bowler Shabnim Ismail has now become only the fourth player to claim 100 wickets in Women Twenty20 Internationals.
Ismail achieved the feat during the first T20I of the three-match T20I series between Pakistan Women team and the Momentum Proteas at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on Friday.
In a sweeping victory of the Momentum Proteas over the Pakistan team by 8 wickets, Ismail picked up 2 wickets. She completed 101 wickets in her T20I career with the first T20I clash against Pakistan.
Choosing to bat first after winning the toss, Pakistan put up a chasable target of 125 runs. They kept losing wickets in quick succession, limiting their scorecard to 124 runs.
Stitching a vital partnership of 69 runs with Marizanne Kapp, Tazmin Brits struck a half-century, playing an unbeaten knock of 52 runs in 54 balls.
Marianne Kapp was the shining star of the game playing brilliantly with both the bat and the ball. She picked up three wickets conceding 24 runs while contributing 24 runs in 27 balls to help the Proteas claim the match with one over to spare.
The second match of the three-match series will take place on Sunday while the third match will be held on February 3.
The Momentum Proteas squad: Sune Luus (c), Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty, Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail, Lizelle Lee, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Nadine de Klerk, Tumi Sekhukhune, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Lara Goodall, Nondumiso Shangase, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Faye Tunnicliffe, Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits.