IPL 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Punjab Kings: Records broken
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Punjab Kings in match number eight of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The Knight Riders successfully chased down 138 after bowling out PBKS. Umesh Yadav took a four-wicket haul, while Andre Russell and Sam Billings propelled KKR to victory. KKR are back to winning ways, having claimed their second win of the season. Here are the records.
KKR, having elected to field, dismissed PBKS skipper Mayank Agarwal initially. Although Bhanuka Rajapaksa launched a counter-attack, his 31-run knock was cut short by Shivam Mavi. PBKS suffered a batting collapse thereafter, with Umesh and Tim Southee doing the damage. Kagiso Rabada scored a valuable 25 before PBKS perished on 137. KKR lost early wickets, but Andre Russell and Sam Billings brought them home.
Indian pacer Umesh Yadav continued his exploits with the ball against PBKS. He dismissed Mayank, Liam Livingstone, Harpreet Brar, and Rahul Chahar to claim his career-best figures (4/23) in the IPL. Umesh even bowled a maiden over. It was his third four-wicket haul in the cash-rich league. In terms of IPL wickets, Umesh equaled Chennai Super Kings skipper Ravindra Jadeja (127).
Umesh now has the most wickets against a single opposition in the IPL. He picked his 33rd wicket against Punjab Kings. Umesh and Narine are the only players to have taken over 30 wickets against PBKS in the tournament.
Mystery spinner Sunil Narine scalped the crucial wicket of Raj Bawa. The former shone with figures of 1/23 in four overs. Narine snapped up his 32nd wicket against Punjab in the IPL. He has emulated Rajasthan Royals' R Ashwin in terms of IPL wickets. With 145 scalps, Narine is now the joint-sixth-highest wicket-taker in IPL history.
KKR opener Ajinkya Rahane started well but couldn't maximize. He fell to Kagiso Rabada in the second over. However, he achieved a significant feat during his short stay. Rahane became the 12th player in IPL history to complete 4,000 runs. He now owns 4,006 runs from 154 matches at an average of 31.29. Rahane also has two IPL tons to his name.
KKR pace spearhead Tim Southee took his 250th T20 wicket in the match. He became the first-ever player from New Zealand to reach this landmark. Mitchell McClenaghan follows Southee on the list with 241 wickets. Meanwhile, Andre Russell slammed his 10th half-century in the IPL. He also raced to 150 IPL sixes. PBKS leg-spinner Rahul Chahar bowled a double-wicket maiden in the match.