During today’s match of SRH and PBKS, Umran Malik bowled a maiden over that too in the last over of the IPL, a phenomenon that is possibly the dream of every bowler. However, we did some fact digging and as it turns out he is not the only bowler to do so.
Umran Malik is apparently the fourth bowler to bowl a maiden in the 20th over in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday (April 17). Umran Malik bowled a maiden over in today’s encounter between SRH and PBKS, and that too in the final over of the IPL, a feat that is perhaps the dream of every bowler.
However, we conducted some research and discovered that he is not the only bowler to do so. Umran Malik became the fourth bowler in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday to deliver a maiden in the 20th over (April 17).
The feisty seam bowler also claimed three wickets in the last over of the first innings versus Punjab Kings (PBKS) in IPL 2022 Match 28 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. His spell aided SRH in restricting PBKS to 151 runs in 20 overs. Malik joined three previous bowlers on this exclusive group of bowlers who have not conceded a run in the final over.
1. Irfan Pathan
This feat was first achieved by Irfan Pathan in the inaugural season of 2008. Pathan struck a maiden for KXIP versus MI in the second innings in Mohali. With 6 straight dot balls to Ashish Nehra, the team won the match by 66 runs. Though the over did not have a major impact on the result of the game, Irfan Pathan sure registered his name in the history books.
2. Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga, a former MI fast bowler, was the second. In 2009, he had a double-wicket maiden against Deccan Chargers in Durban, IPL was played in South Africa that year. The Mumbai Indian legend is death over specialist and displayed his antics in this game.
3. Jaydev Unadkat
Jaydev Unadkat is the third bowler to achieve this accomplishment. In the 2017 season, playing for Sanjeev Goenka’s RPSG, Unadkat struck a hat-trick against SRH in Hyderabad. In the second innings, he took three wickets in three balls to help his team win by 12 runs. Umran Malik’s best bowling numbers were 4/28.
4. Umran Malik
Umran Malik, a deadly fast bowler who often hits 150kph, took 4/28 against PBKS in the IPL. His previous record was 2/27 against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Malik, who’s one of three cricketers retained by SRH for the major event 2022, has 11 wickets at an average of 27.00 in nine IPL matches.
With his blistering pace, he has dominated the 2022 IPL. He has nine kills in six games this season, with an average of 22.33 and a strike rate of 14.6. The pace bowler from Jammu & Kashmir is being lauded by all cricket pundits and fans for his lightning quickness.