Amit Mishra, the 38-year-old leggie wreaked havoc against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday. He returned with 4 wickets conceding 24 runs as MI were restricted to 137/9 in 20 overs. Mishra, who is currently the second-highest wicket-taker in IPL history, is now only 6 wickets away from surpassing Lasith Malinga.
Last year’s finalists Delhi Capitals took on Mumbai Indians in Chennai. Despite, batting first, Mumbai lost wickets at regular intervals. Pant’s bowling changes clicked magnificently as Mishra picked up two wickets in one over.
A nicely tossed-up ball to entice Rohit Sharma to go for the big shot and the MI skipper does. Rohit dragged it towards long-on where Steve Smith pouched it comfortably. In the same over, he picked up Hardik Pandya as the latter went back for 0.
In his last two overs of his spell, Mishra dismissed the dangerous Kieron Pollard. He trapped the Caribbean big-guy in front of the wicket. His fourth scalp was Ishan Kishan who dragged the ball onto his stumps in a bizarre fashion.
Kishan put up some resistance with the bat, however, he misread a leg spin from Mishra and chopped it. The ball bounced only to drop on his stumps.
Amit Mishra is now the highest Indian wicket taker in IPL history. He has three hat-tricks to his name and is also 3rd in taking most 4 wicket hauls.