Delhi Capitals (DC) pacer Kagiso Rabada grew to become the quickest to finish 50 wickets within the historical past of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday.
He reached the milestone with the wicket of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opener Faf du Plessis within the 15th over of the primary innings on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The 25-year-old South African quick bowler took his 50th wicket in simply 27 IPL outings, 5 fewer than earlier report holder — Sunil Narine. Lasith Malinga (33 video games) is third within the listing.
Rabada additionally leads the purple cap race this season, claiming 19 wickets in 9 matches. He’s six forward of Royal Challengers Bangalore spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who occupies the second spot.
In 2017, Rabada had taken six wickets in six outings. The subsequent 12 months, he claimed 25 in 12 video games, and was second solely to eventual purple cap winner — Imran Tahir (CSK – 26 wickets).
Batting first, Chennai had set Delhi a goal of 180 for the victory in Sharjah, thanks primarily to an unbeaten 50-run fifth-wicket partnership, off simply 21 balls, between Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja.