The tempo duo of Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami restricted Rajasthan Royals to 185/10 of their opening match of the UAE leg of the IPL 2021. Experienced Shami picked two wickets within the nineteenth over earlier than younger Arshdeep scalped three within the twentieth to bundle Rajasthan out for 185 in Dubai.
The 22-year-old Arshdeep completed along with his maiden five-wicket haul in T20s – 5/32. He additionally turned the third Punjab Kings bowler to register an IPL five-for. He additionally turned the third-youngest to take a five-wicket haul within the IPL, attaining the feat on the age of twenty-two years and 228 days.
The solely bowler aside from Arshdeep to document a fifer towards Rajasthan is present Punjab head coach Anil Kumble. The legendary spin bowler had registered 5/5 in IPL 2009.
Arshdeep now additionally has the third-most wickets (11) amongst Indians within the final two seasons within the dying overs behind Mohammed Shami (17) and Jasprit Bumrah (13).
For Rajasthan, Yashasvi Jaiswal (49), Evin Lewis (36) and Liam Livingstone (25) set the bottom for the center and decrease order. Mahipal Lomror then chipped in with a quick-fire 43 to assist his aspect put up a aggressive whole.
Shami additionally complemented Arshdeep, recording spectacular bowling figures of three/21 whereas Ishan Porel and Harpreet Brar picked a wicket every.