CSK vs KKR: Valiant Bravo equals Malinga’s all-time record

Written by Mohan Sharma

Chennai Super Kings star Dwayne Bravo equaled Lasith Malinga’s all-time record for the most wickets in the Indian Premier League. The old warhorse came up with a valiant effort with the ball in CSK’s 6-wicket defeat to Kolkata Knght Riders in the IPL 2022 opener at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

With figures of 3/20 that kept Chennai’s hopes alive after they managed a paltry total of 131, Bravo joined Malinga at the top of the wicket-takers list in the IPL. With the wicket of KKR’s new recruit Sam Billings in his final over on Saturday, Bravo moved to 170 scalps.

Bravo achieved the landmark in his 151st IPL game which turned out to be a largely forgettable affair for CSK who are beginning a new era under Ravindra Jadeja’s captaincy.

Notably, Malinga had finished his IPL career with 170 wickets from just 122 games after having starred in Mumbai Indians’ winning campaigns over the years. The former Sri Lanka fast bowler has taken up the role of the bowling coach at Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022.


  1. Lasith Malinga – 170 wickets in 122 matches
  2. Dwayne Bravo – 170 wickets in 151 matches
  3. Amit Mishra – 166 wickets in 154 matches
  4. Piyush Chawla – 157 wickets in 165 matches
  5. Harbhajan Singh – 150 wickets in 160 matches

Bravo’s effort with the ball was not enough as KKR successfully chased down 151 with 9 balls and 6 wickets to to spare. Ajinkya Rahane, who made his KKR debut on Saturday, shone with a quickfire 46 while handy cameos from Sam Billings and Nitish Rana helped the 2-time champions avenge their defeat to CSK from last year’s final.

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