Jasprit Bumrah’s 5-Wicket Haul Against RCB Etches Records

Mumbai: India and Mumbai Indians (MI) pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s  5-wicket haul in the Indian Premier League (IPL) against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) at Wankhede Stadium on Thursday created history in the tournament.

Bumrah finished the innings with figures of 5/21 in four overs. His economy rate was 5.20. He scalped Virat Kohli, Faf Du Plessis, Mahipal Lomror, Saurav Chauhan and Vijaykumar Vyshak.

This is the first five-wicket haul against RCB in the history of IPL. This is Bumrah’s second five-wicket haul in the IPL, making him join the elite group of bowlers with two five-wicket hauls in IPL- James Faulkner, Jaydev Unadkat and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Now, Bumrah has overtaken Ravindra Jadeja and Sandeep Sharma (26 wickets each) to become the bowler with the most wickets against RCB. Now, Bumrah has 29 wickets against RCB.

Bumrah has overtaken Harbhajan Singh to break into the top 10 wicket-takers in the IPL history. In 125 matches, Bumrah has 155 wickets at an average of 22.56, with a strike rate of 18.46. Harbhajan has 150 wickets in 163 matches.

In the ongoing IPL 2024, Bumrah has taken 10 wickets in five matches at an average of 11.90, with the best figures of 5/21.

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