Kagiso Rabada created history in the Punjab Kings’ match against Gujarat Titans on Thursday. In the IPL 2023 game played at PBKS’s home ground, IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, Rabada dismissed Wriddhiman Saha for 30 runs to take his 100th IPL wicket. He left behind Lasith Malinga to become the fastest to take 100 wickets in the tournament and registered the record in just 64 innings.
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Kagiso Rabada achieved the feat in his 64th IPL match with the wicket of Gujarat Titans (GT) wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha in the fifth over. Rabada also became the first South African bowler to take 100 or more wickets in IPL. He made his IPL debut in 2017. He took 76 wickets from 50 games at an average of 20.52 and an economy rate of 8.21 runs per over. The Proteas pacer was picked for Rs 9.25 crore by PBKS in IPL 2022 mega auction after an intense bidding war with GT.
Rabada replaced Australian pacer Nathan Ellis in the side. Ellis remained wicketless in the previous game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the three overs he bowled. However, he delivered an exceptional performance of 4/30 against Rajasthan Royals last week.
Fastest 100 IPL wickets:
- Kagiso Rabada – 64 innings
- Lasith Malinga – 70 innings
- Harshal Patel – 79 innings
- Buveneshwar Kumar – 81 innings
- Rashid Khan – 83 innings
- Amit Mishra – 83 innings
- Ashish Nehra – 83 innings
- Yuzvendra Chahal – 84 innings