HYDERABAD: West Indies paceman Alzarri Joseph enjoyed a dream Indian Premier League (IPL) debut claiming beast ever figures of 6-12 to break Pakistan’s Sohail Tanveer’s 8-year-old record.
The Caribbean fast bowler created history in his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians as he went past the previous best bowling effort of Pakistan´s Sohail Tanvir for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL´s inaugural edition in 2008.
Joseph, who replaced the injured Adam Milne of New Zealand for the Mumbai squad, bowled a maiden in 3.4 overs to help his team thrash hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad by 40 runs.
Sharing his words, the 22-yer-old lanky paceman said: “When I got my first wicket, I had a muted celebration since I was focused on the game that we had to win. The boys are really playing well, lot of hard work, so all we need to do is go to the park and show them what we can do.”
Joseph got the in-form David Warner of Australia for 15 on his very first ball. It was a fuller length delivery from Joseph that the left-handed Warner dragged on to his stumps.
He added: “It´s a dream start, can´t get better than this. I just wanted to bowl to the plans. When they said I was playing, I decided to keep it simple and back myself.”
Chasing 137 for victory, Hyderabad were dismissed for just 96 in 17.4 overs with Deepak Hooda top-scoring with 20.
He made his Test debut in 2016 and took 10 wickets in the West Indies´ recent home 2-1 series triumph against England, was named man of the match.