Jasprit Bunrah and Umran Malik (Image credits: IPL)
Jasprit Bunrah and Umran Malik (Image credits: IPL)

Sunrisers Hyderabad pace sensation Umran Malik on Tuesday (May 17) broke Mumbai Indians bowling spearhead Jasprit Bumrah’s long-standing record in the Indian Premier League.

SRH eked out MI by three runs at the Wankhede Stadium to keep their slender hopes for IPL 2022 playoffs alive.

Rahul Tripathi’s 44-ball 76, including nine fours and three sixes, propelled Sunrisers Hyderabad to 193/6 in the first innings.

MI vs SRH: Umran Malik Breaks Jasprit Bumrah's Old Record In IPL

MI vs SRH: Umran Malik picks 3/23 to break Jasprit Bumrah’s long-standing record in IPL

Malik sizzled with his pace as he accounted for the wickets of Ishan Kishan, Daniel Sams, and Tilak Varma to finish with 3/23 from three overs.

Umran Malik
Umran Malik. Image: BCCI/IPL

Malik’s spell played a decisive factor in SRH’s win as MI were cruising with the 95-run opening stand between Rohit (48) and Ishan (43).

In 13 games of IPL 2022 so far, Malik amassed 21 wickets at an average of 20 and an economy rate of 8.94. The Jammu and Kashmir fast bowler shattered Bumrah’s record of becoming the youngest player to bag 20 wickets in one edition.

Bumrah claimed 20 wickets in IPL 2017 at 21.95 and thus became the youngest bowler to achieve the landmark at 23 years and 165 days. He bettered Rudra Pratap (RP) Singh’s record – at the age of 23 and 165 days in IPL 2009.

Malik attained the feat at 22 years and 176 days and has one more game left to extend his tally.

Umran Malik bowled the fastest delivery of IPL 2022

Malik clocked 157 kmph speed in a match against Delhi Capitals to record the fastest delivery of the season, surpassing his own record of 154kmph.

Umran Malik
Umran Malik. Image: IPL/BCCI

In the second leg against the Gujarat Titans, Malik claimed his maiden five-wicket haul with figures of 5/25. Four of his five wickets involved the dismantling of the stumps including the one Wriddhiman Saha bowled at the speed of 152.8 kmph.

Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad are all but out of the IPL 2022 playoffs race owing to their standings in the points table – 12 points in 13 games with a -0.230 NRR.

Even a win against Punjab Kings in the final game is unlikely to cruise them to the playoffs.

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