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Tamil cricketer sets T20 record

Playing for Somerset against Glamorgan, Arul Suppiah was suprised when his bowling claimed the T20 world record on Wednesday 6th July. Playing in Cardiff, his side took a five-wicket victory when the 27 year old bowled six wickets for five runs in 22 balls.

Somerset director of cricket Brian Rose said,"It’s a fantastic effort – that record could stand for a very long time. It’s hard to see how anyone is going to better that."

"It’s a proud moment, I’ll cherish that but records are there to be broken," Arul told BBC Somerset. He added : "I took as much information as I could from [Murali] Kartik and Max [Waller] and it obviously paid off.

Arul Vivasvan Suppiah is an English/Malaysian cricketer. Born 1983 in Kuala Lumpur, Arul was raised in Malaysia and then moved to England to attend Millfield School and further his cricket career. In 1999 at the tender age of 15, Arul made his debut for Malaysia’s national cricket team as Malaysia’s youngest player. Suppiah has been playing county crciket for Somerset since 2002. He is aright-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spin bowler.