CSK vs KKR: Dwayne Bravo equals Lasith Malinga’s all-time record for most IP wickets

IPL 2022: Dwayne Bravo tied Lasith Malinga’s record for most wickets in IPL history after his brave 3/20 figures in CSK’s season-opening loss to KKR in Mumbai on Saturday.

With 3 wickets in IPL opener, Bravo equals Malinga’s all-time record (Cortesy of BCCI/PTI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bravo finished 3/20 in CSK’s defeat to KKR
  • Bravo reached 170 IPL wickets, tied with Lasith Malinga
  • Bravo’s efforts were in vain in the IPL 2022 opener

Chennai Super Kings star Dwayne Bravo equaled Lasith Malinga’s all-time record for most wickets in the Indian Premier League. The old warhorse came up with a valiant attempt with the ball in CSK’s 6-wicket defeat to Kolkata Knght Riders in the IPL 2022 opener at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

With figures of 3/20 keeping Chennai’s hopes alive after hitting a paltry total of 131, Bravo joined Malinga at the top of the IPL wicket taker list. Taking the wicket of KKR’s new recruit Sam Billings in his final on Saturday, Bravo went to 170 scalps.

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Bravo reached the milestone in his 151st IPL match, which proved to be a largely forgettable affair for CSK, ushering in a new era under the captaincy of Ravindra Jadeja.

Notably, Malinga had finished his IPL career taking 170 wickets from just 122 matches, having starred in the Mumbai Indians winning campaigns over the years. The former fast bowler from Sri Lanka has taken on the role of bowling coach at Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022.

MOST WICKETS IN IPL HISTORY

  1. Lasith Malinga – 170 wickets in 122 matches
  2. Dwayne Bravo – 170 wickets in 151 matches
  3. Amit Mishra – 166 wickets in 154 matches
  4. Piyush Chawla – 157 wickets in 165 matches
  5. Harbhajan Singh – 150 wickets in 160 matches

Bravo’s try with the ball wasn’t enough as KKR successfully chased 151 with 9 balls and 6 wickets left. Ajinkya Rahane, who made his KKR debut on Saturday, shone with a quickfire 46, while handy cameos from Sam Billings and Nitish Rana helped the two-time champions avenge their defeat to CSK from last year’s final.

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