Chennai Super Kings‘ birthday boy Dwayne Bravo bowled sensationally against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 21st match of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and took 3 wickets. With this, he registered his name on the special list. Actually, he completed the figure of 150 wickets and joined the special list of 150 or more wickets in the IPL.
Prior to this match, he was 3 wickets away from 150 wickets. DJ completed his 150 wickets by dismissing KKR’s most successful batsman Rahul Tripathi (81), Kamlesh Nagerkoti and Shivam Mavi.
He touched this milestone on the occasion of his 37th birthday, performing brilliantly on the special occasion of his birthday is no less than a special gift. Whereas, the record of the highest wicket in IPL is named after Lasith Malinga with 170 wickets.
Most Number of Wickets in The History of IPL:
- Lasith Malinga – 170 wickets in 122 matches
- Amit Mishra – 160 wickets in 150 matches
- Piyush Chawla – 156 wickets in 162 matches
- Harbhajan Singh – 150 wickets in 160 matches
- Dwayne Bravo – 150 wickets in 137 matches
Talking about the match, Kolkata Knight Riders set a target of 168 runs before Chennai Super Kings at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Kolkata, batting first, scored 167 runs losing all wickets in 20 overs on the basis of Rahul Tripathi’s half-century.
Rahul hit eight fours and three sixes in a 51-ball inning. Apart from him, no other Kolkata batsman could score more runs. Dwayne Bravo took three wickets for Chennai. Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma took two wickets each.