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Harbhajan Singh becomes third Indian to take 150 wickets in the IPL

File photo of Harbhajan Singh. Photograph:( AFP )

ANI Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India May 11, 2019, 03.59 PM (IST)

Chennai's off-spinner Harbhajan Singh became the third Indian to claim 150 wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday.

The bowler achieved the feat in the second qualifier against Delhi at YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

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Delhi's Amit Mishra and Kolkata's Piyush Chawla are the other two Indians who have taken 150 wickets in the IPL.

Mishra has taken 157 wickets from 147 matches whereas Chawla has taken 150 wickets in 157 matches.

Singh had 148 wickets before the match against Delhi, but the bowler picked up wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Shrefane Rutherford to reach the feat of 150 wickets.

Chennai reached the finals of the IPL as they defeated Delhi by six wickets on Friday.

Chasing the score of 148, Chennai were provided with a solid base from both openers Faf Du Plessis and Shane Watson

Both the batsmen recorded 50 plus scores to ease the chase for the team.

Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo were present at the crease to take the team over the line.

Chennai will take on Mumbai in the finals of the IPL on Sunday, May 12 in Hyderabad.

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Harbhajan Singh had 148 wickets before the match against Delhi, the bowler picked up wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Shrefane Rutherford to reach the feat of 150 wickets