Kagiso Rabada registers his name in IPL History; breaks Lasith Malinga's all-time IPL Record
In the end, it was Hardik Pandya and his men who won the game by six wickets to move to the top of the points table. Everything went in favour of GT. However, there was one thing to cheer for the Punjab Kings, and that was the return of Kagiso Rabada.
On his return, the South African speedster rewrote history and achieved major milestones in the game on Thursday. Chasing the target of 154, GT had a good start with both openers adding 48 runs in just 4.4 overs.
Rabada provided the first breakthrough for his team. He dismissed Wriddhiman Saha, who made 30 off 19 balls, with five fours. With this wicket, Rabada also completed 100 wickets in his IPL career. He achieved this feat in his 64th IPL game and made history.
He became the fastest bowler to take 100 IPL wickets and broke Lasith Malinga's all-time record, which he did in his 70th IPL game. Meanwhile, veteran Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the fastest Indian and third-fastest overall to do so.
For fourth place, there is a tie between Rashid Khan and Ashish Nehra with 83 games, while Yuzvendra Chahal is in fifth place with 84 matches. Speaking of the game, PBKS made 153/8 in their first inning.
No one of the batters gets going. Matthew Short (36) was the top scorer in the first inning. Mohit Sharma, who was making his debut for GT, took 2/18 on his IPL return. In reply, Shubman Gill led his team in the chase and scored 67 off 49 balls. Mohit Sharma won "Man of the Match."