IPL 2014: Amit Mishra becomes second bowler to take 100 wickets
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New Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad spinner, Amit Mishra, became the second bowler in the history of the Indian Premier League to take 100 wickets.
After going wicketless for four consecutive matches and staying on 99 wickets, Mishra broke the deadlock after getting the prized scalp of Delhi Daredevils skipper Kevin Pietersen at the Feroz Shah Kotla, here on Saturday.
Pietersen opened the innings for Delhi after going through a lean patch and was looking good as he scored a quickfire 35 off just 18 deliveries. But Mishra who came to bowl the seventh over of the innings, got KP who was caught at covers by Shikhar Dhawan, mistiming a shot after dancing down the track.
Mishra then picked up another wicket in the ninth over when Mayank Agarwal tried to hit a shot over mid-wicket but found David Warner at the boundary.
Mumbai Indians` Lasith Malinga is the highest wicket taker with 114 wickets from 80 matches. Kolkata Knight Riders duo Vinay Kumar and Piyush Chawla are respectively in the third and fourth position with 90 and 89 wickets respectively.