<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="IPL 2013: Lasith Malinga first to reach 100-wicket mark" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130328222645.jpg" title="IPL 2013: Lasith Malinga first to reach 100-wicket mark" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Lasith Malinga achieved the feat in his 70th IPL match © PTI</p> </div> <br /> <strong>Dharamsala: May 18, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Mumbai Indians pacer <a href="/tags/Lasith-Malinga/post" target="_blank">Lasith Malinga</a> became the first bowler in Indian Premier League (<a href="/tags/IPL/post" target="_blank">IPL</a>) to pick 100 wickets. Malinga achieved this feat while bowling against the <a href="/tags/Kings-XI-Punjab/post" target="_blank">Kings XI Punjab</a> at Daharamsala on Saturday.<br /> <br /> Known for his toe-crushing yorkers, Malinga has bagged 49 wickets in the form of bowled. He has five wickets in the form of caught & bowled, 40 wickets through catches by wicketkeeper and fielders and nine LBW dismissals.<br /> <br /> "I am extremely happy at the moment. Before the tournament started I did not think that I would get to this feat," Malinga was quoted as saying by NDTV.<br /> <br /> "Taking 100 IPL wickets is great considering I did not start this season well. However I have improved as the season has progressed and now look to perform at my best in the playoffs for Mumbai," he added.<br /> <br /> The Lankan pacer further paid tribute to teammate and former captain Mahela Jaywardene for supporting him. "Mahela was an unbelievable captain for us (Sri Lanka). I have learnt a lot from him and he has given me immense confidence in my bowling," he said.<br /> <br /> Malinga achieved this feat in his 70th IPL match. The other leading wicket-takers include <a href="/tags/Amit-Mishra/post" target="_blank">Amit Mishra</a> (93), <a href="/tags/RP-Singh/post" target="_blank">RP Singh</a> (87), <a href="/tags/Pragyan-Ojha/post" target="_blank">Pragyan Ojha</a> (84), <a href="/tags/Vinay-Kumar/post" target="_blank">Vinay Kumar</a> (83) and <a href="/tags/Piyush-Chawla/post" target="_blank">Piyush Chawla</a> (82).