IPL stats: Lasith Malinga Extends Lead as Leading Wicket-Taker

With 112 wickets in 79 matches, Lasith Malinga has proved that he is the most prolific bowler in the Indian Premier League.

updated: May 04, 2014 12:18 IST
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In a format and tournament that heavily favours the batsmen, Mumbai Indians' talismanic bowler Lasith Malinga continues to steal the show. With 112 wickets in 79 matches across seven seasons, Malinga is widening the gap between his tally and that of the rest of the bowlers in the league. The second in the list is Sunrisers Hyderabad's Amit Mishra, 13 behind the Sri Lankan pacer and having played two more matches than him. (MI vs KXIP: As it happened)

Malinga's wicket of David Miller at a crucial juncture and his brilliant death bowling helped the Mumbai Indians restrict Kings XI Punjab to a low total and chase it down to record their first win of the season. (Highlights | Scorecard)

Here are some of the other stats:

# Malinga is the first bowler to complete 250 wickets (ave.17.93) in 187 matches in Twenty20, Alfonso Clive Thomas, with 235 wickets (ave.21.38) in 201 matches, has the next best tally.

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