RR vs KKR: Trent Boult Breaks Bhuvneshwar Kumar's Record to Create IPL History as RR vs PBKS Clash - Latest Global News

RR vs KKR: Trent Boult Breaks Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s Record to Create IPL History as RR vs PBKS Clash

Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals (RR)’s woes continue in the ongoing IPL 2024 as the team suffered another disappointing defeat in the tournament. In a thrilling IPL 2024 encounter, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) defeated the Rajasthan Royals (RR) by five wickets at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati, handing them their fourth consecutive defeat of the season.

After opting to bat Samson first, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) batsman struggled to get going and they managed to post a below-par score of 144/9 in their allotted 20 overs, giving their bowlers the was left with the daunting task of defending the modest goal against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Guwahati.

Despite the challenging situation, RR pace setters Trent Boult showcased his prowess with the ball and delivered an outstanding performance to achieve a notable milestone in the tournament. Boult’s fiery spell began in the very first over of the PBKS chase when the New Zealand speedster sent off opener Prabhsimran Singh with a well-executed throw.

Trent Boult creates history with RR’s fourth consecutive defeat in IPL 2024

RR leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s spectacular sliding catch helped Boult create IPL history by dismissing Prabhsimran for six off four balls in Guwahati. It was his 28th wicket in the first over of an IPL match, which resulted in Boult breaking the record for most wickets in the first over of an IPL match set by India and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar .

The experienced New Zealand fast bowler is now the bowler with the most first-over dismissals in IPL history, showing his exceptional skill and effectiveness in the powerplay. Boult tops the list of most first over wickets in IPL history with 28 scalps, followed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (27) and Praveen Kumar (17).

Deepak Chahar and Sandeep Sharma have also found a place in the elite list with 13 wickets each. They are ranked fourth while former India pacer Zaheer Khan (12) is the fifth bowler to have the most wickets in the first over of an IPL match. Boult has also taken the most wickets in the first over in the ongoing IPL 2024, picking up six wickets so far.

Trent Boult is not keen on the ball this season

Despite Boult’s record-breaking performance, RR ultimately fell short of expectations as PBKS chased the target of 145 runs with five wickets in hand and seven balls remaining in Guwahati, only extending their losing streak in the ongoing IPL 2024. However, he finished with bowling figures of 1/27 in his 3 overs against RR.

It is worth noting that Boult has not been in great form with the ball in the ongoing IPL 2024 as he has managed just 12 scalps in 13 games for RR in the tournament so far. He will be seen in action on May 19 when RR takes on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their final league match in Guwahati.

He will then represent the Black Caps in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA and the Caribbean. Boult will lead the Kiwis’ bowling attack alongside Tim Southee in the mega-even.

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