Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard

West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard on Wednesday became the first player in the history of T20 cricket to feature in 500 matches when he took the field against Sri Lanka for the first T20I here.

Dwayne Bravo, who also was playing in the series opener, is second in the list with 453 matches under his belt so far.

Chris Gayle is at the third spot in the list as he has featured in 404 T20 matches.

Pollard was congratulated by teammates on his landmark day before the start of the T20I and was also presented with a special jersey to mark the occasion.

The jersey had the all-rounder's name at the back along with the number 500.

West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 25 runs here on Wednesday to take an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series. Tasked with chasing a target of 197, Sri Lanka folded for 171 with fast bowler Oshane Thomas taking five wickets and thus being declared player of the match.

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