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IPL 2017: Ashish Nehra becomes first left-arm seamer to scalp 100 IPL wickets

Ashish Nehra Became The First Left-arm Seamer (and Eighth Overall) To Grab 100 Wickets In IPL.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 06 Apr 2017, 12:08:58 PM
Ashish Nehra - File Photo

New Delhi:

Indian Premier League 2017 started off with a big bang as defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) edged past Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 35 runs courtesy warhorse Yuvraj Singh’s stupendous 27-ball 62 knock.

However, amidst the powerpacked batting display, SRH’s Ashish Nehra became the first left-arm seamer (and eighth overall) to grab 100 wickets in IPL. Nehra took two big wickets of Shane Watson and Sreenath Aravind in his final over.
All in all, his figures for the match read 4-0-42-2. Nehra achieved this feat in just 83 matches.The veteran Indian seamer has scalped his wickets at an impressive average of 23.4, he has one four-wicket haul to his name maintaining an economy of under 8 RPO, and that too in a batsman-dominated era.

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First Published : 06 Apr 2017, 11:10:00 AM

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