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Sportzwiki’s Year End Review 2017: Hat-tricks International Cricket

Hat-trick is one of the proudest moment for bowlers. When a bowler claims three wickets in his three successive deliveries in a match, it is known as a hat-trick for a bowler.

Total six hat-tricks were claimed by the bowlers in 2017 international cricket. Here are the brief details about those hat-tricks.

Hat-trick(s) in 2017 Test cricket

In 2017, there was only one Test hat-trick, and that was claimed by England off-spinner Moeen Ali against South Africa. Here are the details about that hat-trick.

Player (Team) Bowling style Opposition Victims Venue Date
Moeen Ali (England) Right-arm off-break South Africa Dean Elgar (caught), Kagiso Rabada (caught) and Morne Morkel (lbw) London 31st July 2017


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Moeen Ali

Hat-trick(s) in 2017 ODI cricket

In 2017, there were total three ODI hat-tricks claimed by the bowlers. They were Taskin Ahmed (Bangladesh), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka) and Kuldeep Yadav (India). Here is the detail list of those ODI hat-tricks.

Player (Team) Bowling style Opposition Victims Venue Date
Taskin Ahmed (Bangladesh) Right-arm fast Sri Lanka Asela Gunaratne (caught), Suranga Lakmal (caught) and Nuwan Pradeep (bowled) Dambulla 28th March 2017
Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka) Legbreak Zimbabwe Malcolm Waller (bowled), Donald Tiripano (lbw) and Tendai Chatara (bowled) Galle 2nd July 2017
Kuldeep Yadav (India) Slow left-arm chinaman Australia Matthew Wade (bowled), Ashton Agar (lbw) and Pat Cummins (caught) Kolkata 21st September 2017


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Taskin Ahmed
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Wanindu Hasaranga (Image Source: Google)
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Kuldeep Yadav

Hat-trick(s) in 2017 T20I cricket

In 2017, total two T20I hat-tricks occurred. Lasith Malinga and Faheem Ashraf were the bowlers who claimed T20I hat-tricks in 2017. Here are the details about those T20I hat-tricks.

Player (Team) Bowling style Opposition Victims Venue Date
Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) Right-arm fast Bangladesh Mushfiqur Rahim (bowled), Mashrafe Mortaza (bowled) and Mehedi Hasan (lbw) Colombo (RPS) 6th April 2017
Faheem Ashraf (Pakistan) Right-arm medium Sri Lanka Isuru Udana (caught), Mahela Udawatte (caught) and Dasun Shanaka (lbw) Abu Dhabi 27th October 2017


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Lasith Malinga
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Faheem Ashraf (Image Source: Google)

A special note on hat-trick in 2017 domestic cricket

In 2017, there were few hat-tricks happened in domestic cricket. But the most discussed incident was Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc’s two hat-tricks in a first-class match.

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Mitchell Starc

Before the beginning of the 2017/18 Ashes series, New South Wales pacer Mitchell Starc claimed a hat-trick in both of the innings against Western Australia. His lethal bowling performance produced a big victory for his team as New South Wales won that match by 171 runs while Starc took total seven wickets (4/56 & 3/41) in that match.


India Red Draw India Blue To Enter Duleep Trophy Final

Kanpur, Sep 16 (IANS) India Red secured their place in the final of the Duleep Trophy after the second match of the tournament against India Blue ended in a tame draw at the Green Park Stadium here on Saturday.

With the draw, the Dinesh Karthik-led India Red have now seven points in their kitty from two matches while India Blue have three points with one match remaining against India Green at the same venue.

After the third day’s play was called off due to a wet outfield, with only 4.4 overs bowled on Friday, India Blue started the final day with both the overnight batsmen — Hanuma Vihari and Deepak Hooda — belting their respective centuries to propel the Suresh Raina-led side to 444 and more importantly take a crucial 61-run first innings lead.

Vihari departed after a patient 227-ball 105 in the first session of the final day but Hooda (133 from 174 balls; 4*14, 6*3) continued the hammering with pacer Jaydev Unadkat, who blasted a 53-ball 57, comprising nine hits over the fence.

Hooda and Unadkat formed a strong 96-run sixth wicket partnership before leg-spinner Karn Sharma broke the partnership, sending Unadkat back before the team score could reach 400.

Soon after, Hooda was removed by Vijay Gohil, which was a big breakthrough for his side. Bhargav Bhatt added 33 crucial runs that took India Blue’s lead further before Karn ran through the tail to end India Blue’s innings.

Karn emerged as India Red’s most successful bowler with a 5-wicket haul, while Basil Thampi and Gohil bagged a couple of wickets each.

In response, India Red reached 133/5 in their second innings in the final session of play before the match ended in a draw.

First innings double centurion Baba Indrajith was unbeaten on 24 along with skipper Karthik (6 not out) when both the captains decided to shake hands and settle for a draw.

Brief Scores: India Red 383, 133/5 (Rishabh Pant 46, Baba Indrajith 24 not out, Ankit Rajpoot 1/17) vs India Blue 444 (Deepak Hooda 133, Hanuma Vihari 105, Jaydev Unadkat 57, Karn Sharma 5/94, Basil Thampi 2/97, Vijay Gohil 2/131).

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Pakistan Beat World XI In 3rd Match To Seal Independence Cup

Lahore, Sep 15 (IANS) Pakistan defeated World XI by 33 runs in the Third and final Twenty20 international match to seal the Independence Cup series 2-1 here on Friday.

A brilliant batting display from the hosts saw them posting a challenging score of 183/4 in the allotted 20 overs. In reply, World XI only managed to score 150 runs.

After World XI won the toss and opting to field, bowlers failed to click as Pakistan’s Ahmed Shazad (89) and Babar Azam (48) thrashed the visitors all around the park. Other batsmen also contributed well and posted a challenging score.

For World XI, Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera scalped two wickets.

Came to chase down the total, World XI never looked in the contention as they lost their batsmen at regular intervals. Many batsmen got the start but failed to utilise it and as a result they fell short by 33 runs.

West Indies’ Daren Sammy (24), England’s David Miller (32) and Perera (32) tried to stabilise the innings towards the end but while trying to pace up the innings, they were also dismissed.

For Pakistan, Hasan Ali took two wickets while Imad Wasim, Imad Khan and Rumman Raees chipped in with a wicket each.

Lasith Malinga celebrates, as he dismisses Shikhar Dhawan. Image Courtesy: Getty Images.

India vs Sri Lanka: 3rd ODI Scorecard

Pallekele, Aug 27 (IANS) Following is the final scorecard of the third One-Day International (ODI) between India and Sri Lanka played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Sunday.

With eight rus to win for India, the crowd hurled bottles on the field and as a result the umpires stopped play. But after players left the field, security persons got the stadium emptied and the umpires then decided to resume the match.

Sri Lanka Innings:

Niroshan Dickwella lbw b Jasprit Bumrah 13
Dinesh Chandimal c Jasprit Bumrah b Hardik Pandya 36
Kusal Mendis c Rohit Sharma b Jasprit Bumrah 1
Lahiru Thirimanne c Kedar Jadhav b Jasprit Bumrah 80
Angelo Mathews lbw b Kedar Jadhav 11
Chamara Kapugedera b Axar 14
Milinda Siriwardana b Jasprit Bumrah 29
Akila Dananjaya b Jasprit Bumrah 2
Dushmantha Chameera run out (Dhoni/Bhuvneshwar) 6
Vishwa Fernando not out 5
Lasith Malinga not out 1

Extras: (b 4, lb 7, w 8) 19
Total: in 50 overs 217/9

Fall of Wickets:
18-1 (Niroshan Dickwella, 3.4 overs), 28-2 (Kusal Mendis, 7.4), 100-3 (Dinesh Chandimal, 25.4), 138-4 (Angelo Mathews, 34.4), 159-5 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 39.3), 181-6 (Chamara Kapugedera, 43.6), 191-7 (Akila Dananjaya, 45.5), 201-8 (Milinda Siriwardana, 47.4), 210-9 (Dushmantha Chameera, 48.4)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar 9-2-41-0
Jasprit Bumrah 10-2-27-5
Yuzvendra Chahal 10-0-49-0
Hardik Pandya 8-0-42-1
Axar Patel 10-1-35-1
Kedar Jadhav 3-0-12-1

India Innings:

Rohit Sharma not out 124
Shikhar Dhawan b Lasith Malinga 5
Virat Kohli c Dushmantha Chameera b Vishwa Fernando 3
Lokesh Rahul c Lahiru Thirimanne b Akila Dananjaya 17
Kedar Jadhav lbw b Akila Dananjaya 0
MS Dhoni not out 67

Extras: (b 0, lb 1, w 1) 2
Total: in 45.1 overs 218/4

Fall of Wickets:
9-1 (Shikhar Dhawan, 2.1 overs), 19-2 (Virat Kohli, 5.1), 61-3 (Lokesh Rahul, 13.5), 61-4 (Kedar Jadhav, 15.1)

Lasith Malinga 5-0-25-1
Vishwa Fernando 8.1-2-35-1
Dushmantha Chameera 10-1-59-0
Angelo Mathews 3-0-17-0
Akila Dananjaya 10-0-38-2
Milinda Siriwardana 9-0-43-0


Sri Lanka vs India Second Test: Day 1 Scoreboard

Colombo, Aug 3 (IANS) The following is the scorecard of India’s first innings on Day 1 in their second cricket Test against Sri Lanka here on Thursday:

Indian innings:
Shikhar Dhawan lbw b Dilruwan Perera 35
Lokesh Rahul run out (Chandimal/Dickwella) 57
Cheteshwar Pujara batting 128
Virat Kohli c Mathews b Herath 13
Ajinkya Rahane batting 103

Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 0, nb 1, p 0) 8
Total (3 wkts, 90 Ov) 344

Fall of Wickets: 56-1 (Shikhar Dhawan, 10.1), 109-2 (Lokesh Rahul, 30.4), 133-3 (Virat Kohli, 38.5)

Bowling: Nuwan Pradeep 17.4-2-63-0
Rangana Herath 24-3-83-1
Dimuth Karunaratne 3-0-10-0
Dilruwan Perera 18-2-68-1
Malinda Pushpakumara 19.2-0-82-0
Dhananjaya de Silva 8-0-31-0


Sri Lanka vs India 2017: Stats Preview of Tests Played In Sri Lanka

Hosts Sri Lanka will take on India in the 3-match Test series, starting on upcoming 26th July.

Sri Lankan team are facing a transition period who are currently at the 7th position in the ICC Test rankings. On the other hand, the current no.1 ranked team, India are in very good form, especially in this longer format.

India is a strong favourite team for this series, however, the hosts Sri Lanka will definitely not give away this series easily.

Before the beginning of the Test series, let’s check out some important stats in the previous Test encounters between these two sides on the Sri Lankan soil.


Fourth ODI (Preview): India Eye Series Win Against Off-Colour Windies

North Sound (Antigua), July 1 (IANS) India will aim to grab an unassailable 3-0 lead when they take on West Indies in the fourth match of the ongoing five-ODI series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here on Sunday.

Although the opening game of the series was washed out, the Indians have comprehensively dominated the subsequent two One-Day Internationals (ODI) to take a 2-0 lead.

The visitors won the second ODI in Port of Spain by a huge 105-run margin before scripting a 93-run victory at this venue on Friday.

The difference in quality between third ranked India and the hosts who are at a lowly ninth in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) ODI ladder was quite clear.

The Indians have not really performed at their optimal level so far. Their batting has not managed to generate good starts and the middle-overs have not been too great either.

However, the experiment to promote Kedar Jadhav up the order paid off in the second ODI as he smashed 40 runs off 26 balls to help India to a respectable total of 251/4 in their allotted 50 overs.

The 32-year-old gave excellent support to the veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni who showed glimpses of his vintage hard hitting self to give the Indian innings a much needed momentum towards the end.

Opener Ajinkya Rahane has also been in excellent form, notching up a century in the second match before coming up with a patient half-century to help the visitors recover from a poor start on Friday.

However, the level of application from the other batsmen has been poor at times.

The Indian bowlers have performed satisfactorily, specially fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar and left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav.

The West Indies on the other hand, have struggled quite a bit. Despite playing in their home conditions, the hosts have not been up to the mark in both batting and bowling.

The lack of experience in the young squad led by pacer Jason Holder is one of the factors responsible for the poor performance by the hosts.

However, they have nothing to lose and good performances in the remaining couple of matches in this series will give them some much needed confidence as they seek to qualify for the 2019 ODI World Cup.


West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope (wicket-keeper), Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell.

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Umesh Yadav.


Preview: Dominant India Look To Outclass Windies In Third ODI

Antigua, June 29 (IANS) Fresh from a 105-run win, a dominant India will aim to take a 2-0 lead when they face a lacklusture West Indies in the third tie of the five-match One-day International (ODI) series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here on Friday.

After the wash-out in the opening match, the hosts failed to match the men-in-blue, falling to a massive loss in the second game.

Ahead of the third game, the West Indies strengthened their line-up with the addition of two new batsmen in Kyle Hope and wicketkeeper-batsman Sunil Ambris.

Barring Shai Hope, who struck 81 runs and looked to pull out a fight chasing 311 runs in the previous ODI, none of the other batsmen — Evin Lewis (21), Jason Holder (29), Roston Chase (33 not out) — succeeded in converting their starts.

Among the bowlers, off-spinner Ashley Nurse managed to test the famed Indian line-up to a certain extent. Nurse returned with figures of 1/38 in his nine-over spell, bowling at an economy of 4.22 runs per over.

Pacer Alzarri Joseph (2/73), Miguel Cummins (1/57) and medium-pacer Jason Holder (1/76) will look to bowl economically after giving away too many runs in the previous match.

On the other hand, the visitors will look to play their natural game, having found it easy to score runs against the hosts.

The batting line-up featuring the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni will look to demolish the West Indies bowling.

Skipper Kohli also hinted at including rookie keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant for the third match, which may result in Yuvraj or Dhoni warming the bench.

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav (3/50) tormented the hosts well and will once again be Kohli’s go-to bowler during the middle overs.


India: Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (Captain), Hardik Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Kuldeep Yadav, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik.

West Indies: Jason Holder (Captain), Sunil Ambris (WK), Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell.


Women’s World Cup: Australia Beat West Indies By Eight Wickets

Somerset, June 26 (IANS) Riding on opener Nicole Bolton’s unbeaten century, Australia defeated West Indies by eight wickets in the ICC Women’s cricket World Cup here on Monday.

Chasing 205, Australian openers Beth Mooney (70) and Bolton (107 not out) put up a 171-run partnership before the former was dismissed in the 31st over by spinner Stafanie Taylor.

New batswoman Meg Lanning (12) then joined Bolton but failed to display her class as she was sent back to the pavilion by Taylor in the 35th over.

With 15 runs remaining, incoming batswoman Ellyse Perry (5 not out) along with Bolton then completed the proceedings with 71 balls remaining.

Earlier, choosing to bat after winning the toss, the West Indies were bowled out for 204 in 47.5 overs with opener Hayley Matthews (46) and middle-order batswoman Stafanie Taylor (45) scoring the maximum number of runs.

For Australia, Perry scalped three wickets while Kristen Beams and Jess Jonassen took two wickets each.

Brief scores: West Indies 204 (Hayley Matthews 46, Stafanie Taylor 45; Ellyse Perry 3/47) against Australia (Nicole Bolton 107 not out, Beth Mooney 70; Stafanie Taylor 2/33)


Preview: Dominant India Face Inexperienced West Indies

Port of Spain, June 24 (IANS) India, who dominated with the bat in the rain-affected first One Day International (ODI) match, will look to carry forward their momentum when they take on the West Indies in the second match at the Queen’s Park Oval here on Sunday.

Put in to bat, India made a good start with openers Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane putting up a 132-run partnership. But their efforts went in vain as rain played spoilsport with the match being abandoned.

With the sky likely to be overcast during Sunday’s match also, both the teams will look to play more attacking cricket from the outset to offset the Duckworth/Lewis method of setting a target.

In the last match, the visitors opted for the strategy of starting slow and keeping wickets in hand for the last. India only managed to score 199/3 in 40 overs before the skies opened up. Because of this, the hosts were given a revised target of 194 runs to chase in 26 overs — a not impossible task.

Apart from the openers, skipper Virat Kohli also clicked after a poor show in the summit clash of the Champions Trophy and will look to continue playing with the same momentum. But Yuvraj Singh’s patchy form will be a concern for the Indian skipper while going to the second ODI.

The bowling department, which consists of pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, alongside spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav will be hoping for a rain-free day so that they get to flex their muscles in front of an inexperienced batting line-up.

The West Indies batting line-up with the likes of Evin Lewis (15 ODIs), Kieran Powell (38 ODIs), Shai Hope (14 ODIs) and Jason Mohammed (12 ODIs) may find it difficult to resist the formidable Indian bowling.

The Jason Holder-led West Indies clearly struggled with their bowling in the rain-affected game and will have to come up with something special to combat the in-form India side.

Pacer Holder, medium-pacer Alzarri Joseph and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo were amongst the wickets and will now be looking to improve their line and length in the coming game.


India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli (captain), Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, M.S. Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik

West Indies: Evin Lewis, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope (wicketkeeper), Kesrick Williams, Jason Mohammed, Jonathan Carter, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder (captain), Ashley Nurse, Alzarri Joseph, Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins

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