Ankit Rajpoot's 5 for 14 is the second best spell by an Indian in IPL © AFP
Ankit Rajpoot’s 5 for 14 is the 2nd best spell by an Indian pacer in IPL © AFP

Ankit Rajpoot of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) returned figures of 4-0-14-5 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Match 25 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad; these are the sixth-best figures in IPL history. Rajpoot started by having Kane Williamson caught at mid-off by Ravichandran Ashwin with his fourth ball; with his eighth ball he had Shikhar Dhawan caught by Karun Nair; and with his 17th, Wriddhiman Saha, caught by Andrew Tye.

Rajpoot returned for the final over of the innings, where he bowled Manish Pandey with the fourth ball; two balls later he had Mohammad Nabi caught by Mayank Agarwal. Here are the best figures in IPL history.

 

Best bowling figures in IPL history
Figures Bowler Team Against Venue Season

4-0-14-6

Sohail Tanvir Rajasthan Royals Chennai Super Kings Jaipur

2008

4-0-19-6

Adam Zampa Rising Pune Supergiants Sunrisers Hyderabad Visakhapatnam

2016

3.1-1-5-5

Anil Kumble Royal Challengers Bangalore Rajasthan Royals Cape Town

2009

3-0-12-5

Ishant Sharma Deccan Chargers Kochi Tuskers Kerala Kochi

2011

3.4-1-13-5

Lasith Malinga Mumbai Indians Delhi Daredevils Delhi

2011

4-0-14-5

Ankit Rajpoot Kings XI Punjab Sunrisers Hyderabad Hyderabad

2018

As is evident from the table, Rajpoot’s figures are now the best for KXIP. He beat Dimitri Mascarenhas’s 4-0-25-5 against Pune Warriors India at Mohali in 2012. Adam Zampa (4-0-19-6) still holds the record for the best figures against SRH. Rajpoot also beat Rajasthan Royals’s James Faulkner’s 4-1-16-5 against SRH in 2013, the best figures at Uppal before today.