Yuzvendra Chahal first Indian bowler to complete 300 wickets in T20 cricket | Cricket News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Yuzvendra Chahal wrote his name in the record books on Sunday by becoming the first Indian bowler to take 300 wickets in T20 cricket. The Rajasthan Royals bowler achieved the feat during the IPL 2023 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Hyderabad.
Chahal got to the landmark when he cleaned up SRH batter Harry Brook with back of a length delivery. He went on to dismiss Mayank Agarwal, Adil Rashid and skipper Bhuvneshwar Kumar to return figures of 4/17.
In 265 T20 matches, he has taken 303 wickets at an average of 23.60 and an economy rate of 7.58. Out of these, 91 wickets have come for India in T20I cricket in 75 matches at an average of 24.68 and an economy rate of 8.13.
Ravichandran Ashwin is second on the list with 287 wickets in T20 cricket followed by Piyush Chawla (276 wickets).
Chahal is also the third-highest wicket-taker in Indian Premier League history. He has 170 wickets in 132 matches at an average of 21.42 and an economy rate of 7.59.
Coming to the match, Jos Buttler hit a scintillating half-century to help Rajasthan Royals hammer Sunrisers Hyderabad by 72 runs in their opening match of the IPL.
Buttler’s 22-ball 54 led the team’s batting onslaught as they posted 203/5, and then their bowlers restricted hosts Hyderabad to 131/8 in the first match of the day.


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