Gujarat Titans Set Challenging Target for Punjab Kings in IPL 2024

Amit Kumar Jha
Gujarat Titans Set Challenging Target for Punjab Kings in IPL 2024
Gujarat Titans Set Challenging Target for Punjab Kings in IPL 2024

Read about the latest IPL 2024 match where Gujarat Titans set a challenging target for Punjab Kings. Umesh Yadav's record-breaking performance and the thrilling encounter between the two teams are highlighted in this article.

In the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, Gujarat Titans set a challenging target of 199 runs for four wickets against Punjab Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. However, Punjab's pursuit of this target faced an early setback as their captain Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed with just 13 runs on the board. Dhawan fell victim to fast bowler Umesh Yadav's delivery, being clean bowled on the first ball he faced, managing to score only one run off two balls before returning to the pavilion.

With this dismissal, Umesh Yadav achieved a significant milestone in IPL history. It marked his 34th wicket against Punjab Kings, making him the bowler with the most wickets against a single team in IPL history. Surpassing the previous record holders Dwayne Bravo and Mohit Sharma, who had taken 33 wickets each against Mumbai Indians, Umesh Yadav now holds the top spot in this category.

Umesh Yadav, who was acquired by Gujarat Titans for Rs 5.80 crore in the IPL auction, has proven to be a valuable asset for his team. Having already claimed four wickets this season, including two against Mumbai Indians, Umesh has showcased his bowling prowess throughout his IPL career. With a total of 140 wickets in 145 matches across various franchises such as Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, and RCB, Umesh Yadav continues to be a formidable force in the world's most prestigious cricket league.

The top performers in terms of most wickets against a single team in IPL history are as follows:

  1. Umesh Yadav - 34 wickets vs Punjab Kings
  2. Mohit Sharma - 33 wickets vs Mumbai Indians
  3. Sunil Narine - 33 wickets vs Punjab Kings
  4. Dwayne Bravo - 33 wickets vs Mumbai Indians
  5. Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 32 wickets vs Kolkata Knight Riders
  6. Lasith Malinga - 31 wickets vs Chennai Super Kings