MIRPUR, BANGLADESH - AUGUST 30: Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh celebrates taking the wicket of Glenn Maxwell of Australia during day four of the First Test match between Bangladesh and Australia at Shere Bangla National Stadium on August 30, 2017 in Mirpur, Bangladesh. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has superseded New Zealander Tim Southee as the leading T20 international wicket-taker, having now taken a total of 136 wickets in the format.

Shakib achieved the impressive feat during Bangladesh's second T20 international against Ireland at Chattogram, during which Al Hasan put forth a captivating display, managing 5-22 as the Bangladeshis defeated the Irish.

Shakib's mesmerising performance at Chattogram was his second career five-for in the T20 format.

Potentially Bangladesh's greatest-ever cricketer, the star all-rounder, who is now 36 years of age, has played the shortest format all around the world and racked up 402 matches, of which 114 have been for his country.

On the international stage, he has averaged 20.67 with the ball while going for under seven runs per over, while also proving an excellent addition with the bat, scoring 2339 runs at 23.86 and holding a strike rate of over 120.

Bangladesh defeated Ireland by 77 runs as Al Hasan was named Man of the Match.