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Jasprit Bumrah joins elite list; 4 players to take two 5 wicket-hauls in IPL history

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At the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Indians’ (MI) fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah showcased a brilliant performance against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB), claiming remarkable figures of 5/21 in their recent encounter.

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Bumrah’s exceptional bowling nearly earned him a hat-trick, catapulting him to the top of the purple-cap leaderboard alongside Yuzvendra Chahal, both boasting 10 wickets each.

His five-wicket haul etched a historic moment in IPL history, as he became the first bowler to achieve this feat against RCB. Bumrah also surpassed previous records by accumulating 29 wickets against RCB, eclipsing the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Sandeep Sharma.

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This achievement places him in esteemed company alongside bowlers like James Faulkner, Jaydev Unadkat, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who have secured two five-wicket hauls in IPL history.

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4 Players to take two 5 Wickets Haul in IPL History

1) James Faulkner
2) Jaydev Unadkat
3) Bhuvneshwar Kumar
4) Jasprit Bumrah

In the match, MI’s decision to bowl first proved fruitful, with Gerald Coetzee impressing early on in conditions favoring pacers. Despite a last-ball six, both Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli cautiously navigated through Coetzee’s first over.

Bumrah’s impact was immediate, claiming the crucial wicket of Kohli in his opening over, dismissing him for just 3 runs off 9 balls. However, du Plessis’ resilient knock of 61 and Dinesh Karthik’s unbeaten 53* guided RCB to a competitive total of 196/8 in their allotted 20 overs.

Then it was Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav’s batting performance that guided Mumbai Indians to chase down the 199 runs target in just 15.3 overs. Captain Hardik Pandya contributed with 21 runs of 6 balls, remaining not out.

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