Gujarat Titans‘ Mohammed Shami became completely his 100 wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) during the team’s campaign opener of the 16th edition of the tournament. On Friday (March 31) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opener Devon Conway became his 100th scalp. It is also Shami’s 94th appearance in the tournament.
This happened in the third over. Shami bowled on the length and Conway had no time to react. The ball quickly went past him and castled the stumps. Devon Conway could contribute just one run after playing six balls.
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Shami was signed by the Gujarat franchise for IPL 2022 for INR 6.25 crore at the 2022 mega auction. He picked up 20 wickets for the team that year.
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Mohammed Shami becomes the 15th Indian to scalp 100 IPL wickets
With Conway’s wicket, Shami also became the 15th Indian and 19th bowler overall to scalp 100 IPL wickets. The list comprises some of the world-class bowlers- Dwayne Bravo, Lasith Malinga, Rashid Khan, etc.
Among the Indians, Shami joined the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, Amith Mishra, Piyush Chawla, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, and others.
Talking about the match, CSK got the start they needed. Not at first but in the blink of an eye, CSK reached the three-figure mark, all due to Ruturaj Gaikwad’s breathtaking knock.
When on the other end CSK were losing wickets, Gaikwad stayed glued to the crease and completed his half-century off just 23 balls. Apart from Conway, Moeen Ali got dismissed for 23 runs by Rashid Khan, and later the Afghan spin wizard got rid of Ben Stokes as well. Joshua Little then stunned Ambati Rayudu in the 13th over. Soon CSK reached 178/7 owing to Gaikwad’s scintillating knock of 92 runs from 50 balls with four boundaries and nine sixes at a strike rate of 184.
Gujarat also got off to a flying start. They are way ahead of CSK at the time of writing this piece. Gujarat reached 83 in nine overs for a loss of one wicket. Shubman Gill is at the crease and he is not looking to give away his wicket easily. Rajvardhan Hangargekar gave the first breakthrough by dismissing Wriddhiman Saha.
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