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Rohit Sharma, Hat-Trick, IPL 2009
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Rohit Sharma Couldn’t Believe After Claiming A Hat-Trick In IPL 2009

In the IPL 2009, Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma stunned everyone by clinching a hat-trick. Recently, during the Instagram live with the Australian opener David Warner, Rohit reminisced that memory where he revealed that he couldn’t believe with that achievement.

It was the match between Deccan Chargers (DC) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at Centurion (6th May 2009) where the present MI captain Rohit Sharma was then serving for the now-defunct Deccan Chargers. After batting first, Deccan Chargers scored 145/6, where Rohit was the highest run-scorer (38).

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

In reply, the MI were losing their wickets at regular intervals while the off-spinner Rohit destroyed the opposition with his stunning hat-trick. He first time came to bowl in that innings in the 16th over where he bowled Abhishek Nayar (1) and Harbhajan Singh (0) in the last two balls. On the first ball of his next over (18th over of that innings), Rohit dismissed the set batsman Jean-Paul Duminy (52) and claimed his hat-trick.

Rohit Sharma, hat-trick, IPL 2009
Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

I do not even remember how I used to bowl then: Rohit Sharma

Talking about that moment, Rohit said that he couldn’t believe that achievement. He now stays away from bowling due to finger injury.

Rohit Sharma, hat-trick, IPL 2009
Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Google)

Rohit told Warner, “I cannot believe that. I seriously cannot believe that I took a hat-trick against Mumbai Indians while I was playing for Deccan Chargers. I do not even remember how I used to bowl then. I got a finger injury and after that, I could not grip the ball properly and now I think that these days it is better to stay away from bowling.”

In fact, on the third ball of that 18th over, Rohit took another wicket after the stumping dismissal of Saurabh Tiwary (3). It means that Rohit took four wickets in five balls. At the end of that match, Rohit finished with the incredible bowling figures of 2-0-6-4 while the Mumbai Indians (MI) were restricted to 126/8 (20 overs). While Deccan Chargers won that match 19 runs, Rohit won the Player of the Match award.

In that season, Rohit played the important all-rounder role for his team Deccan Chargers to win that IPL trophy. Apart from scoring 362 runs in 16 matches (average 27.84), Rohit also took 11 wickets in that season.

Ashton Agar
Ashton Agar (Image Credit: Twitter)
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Australian Spinner Ashton Agar Takes Hat-Trick In Johannesburg T20I

During Australia’s first T20I in 2020, the 26-year-old left-arm spinner Ashton Agar registered his name to the history book after claiming a hat-trick.

It was the first game of the three-match T20I series between the hosts South Africa and the visitors Australia at Johannesburg. After winning the toss, the hosts decided to field first. While the visitors managed to score 196/6 (20 overs) in the first innings, the Proteas side were bundled out for just 89 runs (14.3 overs). Winning the match by 107 runs, Australia have taken the 1-0 lead in this three-match T20I series.

Also Read: Indian Cricketers Who Won Player Of The Match Award On T20I Debut

While South Africa were under pressure from the beginning of their innings, Ashton Agar claimed his T20I hat-trick during the eighth over of that innings. To claim that hat-trick, Agar dismissed Faf du Plessis (24), Andile Phehlukwayo (0) and Dale Steyn (0) in the last three successive deliveries of that over. While Faf was caught by Kane Richardson at the deep extra cover, Phehlukwayo failed to survive from the lbw dismissal despite taking the review, and Steyn was caught by Aaron Finch at slip. After that over, South Africa were struggling on 44/7.

Ashton Agar, T20I hat-trick, hat-trick
Ashton Agar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Here are some crucial stats of that T20I hat-trick

  • Ashton Agar became the first left-arm bowler to claim a T20I hat-trick.
  • Ashton Agar became the second Australian bowler to claim a T20I hat-trick. The right-arm pacer Brett Lee was the first Aussie bowler to take a T20I hat-trick (against Bangladesh at Cape Town on 16th September 2007). In fact, Lee was the first bowler to claim a hat-trick in T20I history.
  • It was the second hat-trick in international cricket in 2020. First one in this list was the Test hat-trick by the 16-year-old Pakistan fast-bowler Naseem Shah (against Bangladesh at Rawalpindi on 9th February 2020).
  • Ashton Agar became the third spinner to claim a T20I hat-trick. The first two spinners in this list are Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) and Khawar Ali (Oman).
  • It was the 13th hat-trick in T20I history.

Ashton Agar also achieved the best T20I bowling figures for Australia

Ashton Agar finished the game with the bowling figures of 4-0-24-5. It was the best bowling figures by an Australian bowler in T20I history.

Read More: New Zealand vs India 2020: 1st Test, Day 2 – New Zealand Lead By 51 runs; Bundle Out India for 165

Ashton Agar, T20I hat-trick, hat-trick
Ashton Agar (Image Credit: Twitter)

The previous record was 4-0-27-5 by James Faulkner against Pakistan at Mohali on 25th March 2016.

Faulkner
James Faulkner (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Earlier, during Australia’s batting in the first innings of this match, Agar came to bat in the 18th over and scored 20 not out off just nine balls (2 fours and only sixer). So, undoubtedly, Agar won the Player of the Match award.

Naseem Shah
Naseem Shah celebrating with Pakistan players (Image Credit: Twitter)
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Naseem Shah Becomes Youngest Bowler To Claim Test Hat-Trick

Pakistan youngster Naseem Shah claimed a Test hat-trick during the ongoing Rawalpindi Test against Bangladesh and became the youngest bowler to claim a Test hat-trick.

Sunday (9th February) was the third day of the first Test between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Rawalpindi. In the evening session of the day, The 16-year-old Naseem Shah created the history in Test cricket.

It was the 41st over of Bangladesh’s second innings when Naseem Shah claimed the hat-trick. The right-arm fast bowler got three consecutive wickets in the last three balls of that over. At that moment, he dismissed the set batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto (38) and the new batsmen Taijul Islam (0) and Mahmudullah (0). While he trapped both Najmul and Taijul for the lbw, Mahmudullah was caught out at the first slip as Haris Sohail took the low catch superbly. Batting on 124/2, suddenly the visitors were struggling on 124/5 due to that incredible hat-trick.

Naseem Shah, Test hat-trick
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Three Pakistan bowlers claimed Test hat-trick before Naseem Shah

Naseem Shah became the fourth Pakistan bowler to claim a Test hat-trick. The previous three Pakistan bowlers in this Test hat-trick list were Wasim Akram, Abdul Razzaq (June 2000) and Mohammad Sami (March 2002). Among them, only Akram managed to claim two Test hat-tricks and that too in back-to-back Test matches (both in March 1999). All those four Test hat-tricks came against Sri Lanka.

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Wasim Akram claimed two Test hat-tricks (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Naseem Shah broke the record of Alok Kapali

On the other hand, at the age of 16 years and 359 days, Naseem Shah registered that Test hat-trick. With that achievement, he became the youngest Test bowler to claim a hat-trick. The previous record-holder was Bangladesh leg-spinner Alok Kapali. At the age of 19-year-old, Kapali registered his Test hat-trick against Pakistan at Peshawar in 2003.

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Alok Kapali (Image Credit: Google)

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After Bangladesh were bowled out for 233 runs in the first innings, Pakistan managed to score 445 runs in their first innings and took the lead of 212 runs. At the stumps on day three, Bangladesh were struggling on 126/6.

Playing only fourth Test, Naseem Shah had the bowling figures of 16-0-61-1 in the first innings. At the stumps on day three, his bowling figures during the visitors’ second innings were 8.2-2-26-4. In his next over of the Test hat-trick, Shah failed to complete his over, due to feeling pain on his left ribcage.

Ravi Yadav
Ravi Yadav (Image Credit: Google)
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First-Class Debutant Ravi Yadav Creates History By Taking A Hat-Trick In First-Over

On Monday (27th January), the first-class debutant Ravi Yadav created history as he took a hat-trick and that too in the very first over of his career.

The group stage of 2019/20 Ranji Trophy is currently in the Round Seven while Monday was the day one. It was an eventful day during the Group B match between Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh at Indore. After winning the toss, Uttar Pradesh decided to field first. After they bowled out Madhya Pradesh for 230 runs when they were moving towards the perfect ending for the day, the 28-year-old left-arm medium-pacer Ravi Yadav stunned everyone.

Making his first-class debut, Ravi Yadav first time took the ball in the second-last over of the day. On the third, fourth and fifth balls of that over, Yadav dismissed three UP batsmen and completed his hat-trick. He dismissed opener Aryan Juyal (13), captain Ankit Rajpoot (0) and Sameer Rizvi (0). While Juyal was caught behind, Rajpoot and Rizvi were bowled. Yadav finished the day with the bowling figures of 1-0-2-3 while Madhya Pradesh ended the day on 22/3.

Ravi Yadav, hat-trick
Ravi Yadav (Image Credit: Google)

No other bowler achieved Ravi Yadav’s feat

Ravi Yadav became the first bowler in first-class cricket history to claim a hat-trick in the first over of his debutant match. Former South African domestic cricketer Ricey Phillips (Border) was the only other cricketer to claim a hat-trick in the first over of his first-class cricket career, but it was not in his debutant match. It was his fifth first-class match (against Eastern Province at Port Elizabeth in 1939-40) where the leg-spinner bowled for the first time and completed a hat-trick in his first over.

Ravi Yadav became the eighth Indian bowler to claim a hat-trick in the first-class debut. The other seven Indian bowlers in this list are Vasant Ranjane, Joginder Singh Rao, Mehboodullah, Salil Ankola, Javagal Srinath, Saradindu Mukherjee and Abhimanyu Mithun. However, Ravi Yadav has marked his name in a special way which no one did earlier.

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)
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Watch: Kuldeep Yadav Creates New History After Claiming An ODI Hat-trick

Visakhapatnam ODI has become a memorable game in India’s international cricket history. After the batting dominance, the left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav created a new history in Indian cricket after securing his second ODI hat-trick.

After losing the toss, the hosts India set up a mammoth first innings total of 387/5 (50 overs). The openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul provided the partnership of 227 runs which set the tone for the hosts. While Rahul scored 102 runs off 104 balls (8 fours and 3 sixes), Rohit smashed 159 runs off 138 balls (17 fours and 5 sixes).

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KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

Later, in that innings, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant played firing knocks. While Pant scored 39 runs off 16 balls (3 fours and 4 sixes), Iyer smashed 53 runs off 32 balls (3 fours and 4 sixes). During that partnership, India managed 31 runs against Roston Chase in the 47th over – most runs off an over by India in ODI history.

Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant
Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant (Image Credit: Twitter)

In reply, though Windies had a few solid partnerships, some quick wickets destroyed those momentums. But the best moment for India in that innings was Kuldeep Yadav’s amazing ODI hat-trick.

Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Shai Hope, Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph to claim his hat-trick

It was the 33rd over of that innings when Kuldeep Yadav created history in Indian cricket. At first, on the fourth ball of that over, the 25-year-old dismissed the set opening batsman Shai Hope (78). The wicketkeeper-batsman managed a hard hit against Kuldeep’s wrong ‘un. Indian skipper Virat Kohli grabbed that catch brilliantly at the deep mid-wicket, very close to the boundary rope. However, it was just the start of Kuldeep Yadav’s magic.

Kuldeep Yadav, hat-trick
Kuldeep Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kuldeep’s next victim was the former Windies limited-overs captain Jason Holder. On the next ball, Holder totally missed picking the flight and the wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant destroyed the stumps in a quick moment. While everyone was confident about that decision, the replay showed that Holder’s foot was on the air when Pant hit the stumps.

Kuldeep Yadav completed his second ODI hat-trick after dismissing Alzarri Joseph on the very next ball. While the Indian captain set a close fielding for that ball, Joseph’s outside edge was superbly caught by Kedar Jadhav at the second slip. In that hat-trick, while Kuldeep took the first one at over the wicket, the next two wickets came from around the wicket.

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Kuldeep Yadav and the team India after completing his second ODI hat-trick (Image Credit: Twitter)

It was the 49th ODI hat-trick but only fifth ODI hat-trick among the Indian bowlers. After Chetan Sharma, Kapil Dev, Kuldeep Yadav’s first ODI hat-trick and Mohammed Shami, the latest one was the fifth ODI hat-trick. However, Kuldeep Yadav became the first Indian and sixth overall bowler to claim more than one ODI hat-trick.

Here is the video of that hat-trick:

During the Eden Gardens (Kolkata) ODI against Australia on 21st September 2017, Kuldeep Yadav claimed his first ODI hat-trick after dismissing Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins in three successive deliveries.

Coming back to the Visakhapatnam ODI, Kuldeep finished with the bowling figures of 10-0-52-3. He is now just one wicket away to complete his 100 ODI wickets. If he takes one wicket in his next ODI, he will equal the record of fastest 100 ODI wickets among the Indians (Mohammed Shami in 56 matches).

Windies were finally bundled out for 280 runs as the hosts won the game by 107 runs. With this victory, India have levelled this three-match series by 1-1 with one to go. The last game of this series is going to be the series-decider that will be played on this Sunday (22nd December) at Cuttack.

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Debutant Anjali Chand Creates World Record With Stunning Bowling Figures

In the opening game of the South Asian Games (Women) 2019, Nepal left-arm pacer Anjali Chand made a stunning debut and created a world record in Women’s T20I bowling.

It was the match between the hosts Nepal Women and Maldives Women at Pokhara. After winning the toss, Maldives Women won the toss and decided to bat first. But they had a disastrous experience on that day.

Maldives batters hugely struggled from the very beginning of that innings. Coming to bowl as a fifth bowler of that innings, the 24-year-old debutant Anjali Chand snatched the entire limelight. Without conceding a single run in that 13-ball spell, she bagged six wickets and created a new record in T20I bowling history, including men’s cricket. She finished the game with the bowling figures of 2.1-2-0-6. The previous best bowling figures in overall T20I history (including men’s) were 4-1-3-6.

Anjali Chand
Anjali Chand (Image Credit: Google)

Anjali Chand finished that innings with a hat-trick

In the addition of that sensational bowling by Anjali Chand, she also finished that game with a hat-trick.

In that innings, Anjali Chand dismissed the captain Zoona Mariyam (0), Latsha Haleemath (0), Shaffaa Saleem (0), Eashal Ibrahim (0), Kinaanath Ismail (0) and Shamma Ali (0). Coming to bowl her first over in international cricket, Anjali Chand took three wickets. She added two more wickets in the final two balls of her next over. On the very first ball of her next over, Anjali Chand scalped another wicket which completed her hat-trick as well as finished the visitors’ innings. She dismissed Eashal Ibrahim, Kinaanath Ismail and Shamma Ali to claim her hat-trick.

Anjali Chand
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Anjali Chand’s remarkable bowling performance helped Nepal Women to bundle out Maldives Women for just 16 runs (10.1 overs) – the sixth-lowest completed total in women’s T20I history. Apart from the opener Hamza Niyaz (9) and the wicketkeeper-batter Hafsaa Abdhulla (4), all others failed to open in that innings. Nepal Women conceded three extras in that innings.

In reply, Nepal Women chased down that target in just 0.5 balls without losing a wicket. Opener Kajal Shrestha remained not out on 13 runs while the visitors conceded four extras. While Nepal Women won that game by ten wickets with 115 balls remaining, it was the third-largest victory margin in women’s T20I history. The top two records were winning by ten wickets with 116 balls remaining.

Abhimanyu Mithun, List A hat-trick
Abhimanyu Mithun (Image Credit: Google)
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Watch: Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019/20 – Abhimanyu Mithun Picks 5 Wickets In One Over

The 30-year-old Abhimanyu Mithun has shown a world-class performance in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He picked five wickets against Haryana in the first semifinal of the tournament at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium in Surat. The match ended with Karnataka entering the finals of the tournament.

Haryana was at the loss of 112 for 3 when Himanshu Rana gave stability to the team scoring 61 runs in 34 balls and uprising the score to 192 runs at the end of 19th over. It looked that Haryana would post 200 runs but it was Mithun whose last-over turned the match’s scoreboard.

Abhimanyu Mithun’s Last over

First prey of the Mithun was Rana on the slower short ball. Next one to move to the dressing room was Rahul Tewatia, who gave the catch to long-off fielder Karun Nair, followed by Sumit Kumar getting out on slower ball and Mithun registered a hat-trick but the show was not over.

Watch: Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019/20 - Abhimanyu Mithun Picks 5 Wickets In One Over 2

Mithun again repeated his trick of the short ball on the very next ball and captain Amit Mishra gave the catch to cover fielder. It was Mithun’s four for four in that over. It was expected that the pacer will build a world record but then came a wide from his hand. But eventually, he sends Jayant Yadav on the last ball of the over.

The score of Haryana at the end was 194/8 runs, only adding 2 runs more where Himanshu Rana left. It was a day for Abhimanyu Mithun. In his first three overs, he went without picking a wicket and conceding 37 runs. It was his last over where all the game changed. He restricted the Amit Mishra-led side within 200 runs.

In the end, Karnataka won the match by 8 wickets. KL Rahul and Devdutt Padikkal set a big partnership of 125 runs that gave a good start to Karnataka. The match was taken forward by Mayank Agarwal and handing the victory to the team.

Watch the video here:

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Did Deepak Chahar Really Take A Hat-Trick Against Vidarbha?

In the last few days, the right-arm pacer Deepak Chahar has taken all the attention in Indian cricket. After a superb dominant bowling performance in the Nagpur T20I against Bangladesh on last Sunday (10th November), Chahar continued the same rhythm in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on Tuesday (12th November). Even Chahar emulated his Nagpur T20I hat-trick on Tuesday afternoon by taking three wickets in three consecutive legal deliveries. But there was a little confusion on Tuesday as can we say the latest achievement was also his official T20 hat-trick.

On last Sunday, the 27-year-old Deepak Chahar became the first Indian male bowler to claim a T20I hat-trick. While all other Indian bowlers were struggling with the wet ball against the visiting side Bangladesh, Chahar dominated with the ball in hand.

Deepak Chahar, hat-trick, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Deepak Chahar (Image Credit: Google)

In that game, Chahar completed his hat-trick in spare of two overs after dismissing Shafiul Islam (17.6 overs), Mustafizur Rahman (19.1 overs) and Aminul Islam (19.2 overs) in his three successive deliveries. He finished that game with the bowling figures of 3.2-0-7-6 which is now the best bowling figures in T20I history.

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar (Image Credit: BCCI Twitter)

In less than 48 hours of that match, Deepak Chahar almost emulated the same bowling performance on Tuesday afternoon. This time Chahar led his domestic side Rajasthan in the Group A match of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019/20 against Vidarbha.

Deepak Chahar, hat-trick, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Deepak Chahar (Image Credit: Google)

Deepak Chahar took three wickets in three consecutive legal deliveries against Vidarbha but also conceded a wide ball in between that moment

In that rain-interrupted 13-over game, Deepak Chahar claimed the bowling figures of 3-0-18-4 as they restricted Vidarbha to 99/9 (13 overs). He took all the four wickets in the 13th over of that innings. After dismissing Rushabh Rathod (3) on the first ball of that over, Chahar dismissed Darshan Nalkande (0), Shrikant Wagh (13) and Akshay Wadkar (0) in the last three legal deliveries of that over. However, in between the dismissals of Nalkande and Wagh, Chahar conceded a wide ball.

Deepak Chahar, hat-trick, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Deepak Chahar (Image Credit: Google)

On the official BCCI Domestic twitter account, that achievement was called the hat-trick.

However, there is still confusion whether we can officially call it as a hat-trick or not.

If a bowler takes three wickets in his/her three consecutive deliveries of a match, only then it is officially called as the hat-trick. Before talking about whether Deepak Chahar’s latest achievement was a hat-trick or not, we are just looking whether the similar incident happened ever in international cricket or not.

UAE medium-fast bowler Zahoor Khan once managed a similar achievement in an ODI

It was an ODI match between UAE and Ireland at ICCA Dubai on 2nd March 2017 when the UAE medium-pacer Zahoor Khan achieved a similar feat. In the 46th over of the first innings, Zahoor Khan dismissed the Irish batsmen Gary Wilson, William Porterfield and Andy McBrine in the three successive legal deliveries. However, in between the dismissals of Porterfield and McBrine, Zahoor conceded a wide ball. As a result of that wide ball, his achievement was not recorded as a hat-trick.

Zahoor Khan
Zahoor Khan (Image Credit: Google)

So, according to this rule, Deepak Chahar’s latest achievement against Vidarbha wasn’t an official hat-trick. Though that wide wasn’t a legal delivery, Chahar actually took three wickets in his four deliveries. But one thing is sure and that is both have the same value without any doubt.

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Deepak Chahar (Image Credit: Google)
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Unstoppable Deepak Chahar Again Takes Wickets In Three Successive Legal Deliveries

Indian pacer Deepak Chahar is currently in a destructive form with the ball in hand. While Chahar recorded the best bowling figures in T20I history last Sunday (10th November), including a hat-trick, he claimed another three wickets in three consecutive legal deliveries in less than 48 hours.

On Tuesday (12th November) afternoon, Deepak Chahar was leading his domestic team Rajasthan in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019/20. It was the Group B match between Rajasthan and Vidarbha at Thiruvananthapuram.

Deepak Chahar, hat-trick
Deepak Chahar (Image Credit: Google)

After Vidarbha decided to bat first, they were batting on 43/1 in seven overs when rain interrupted that game. Later, it became the 13-overs match.

Deepak Chahar took four wickets in an over, three in successive legal deliveries, but his team lost by just one run

At the very final moment of that innings, Deepak Chahar took three wickets in three straight legal deliveries. In the final three legal balls of that 13-over innings, Chahar successively dismissed Darshan Nalkande (0), Shrikant Wagh (13) and Akshay Wadkar (0). While Nalkande and Wagh lost their wickets through the caught out, Wadkar was bowled. However, Chahar conceded a wide ball before dismissing Akshay Wadkar. Though Chahar took three wickets in three successive legal deliveries, it was actually his three wickets in four balls.

Deepak Chahar, hat-trick
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In fact, Deepak Chahar bagged four wickets in that 13th over. On the first ball of that over, Chahar dismissed Rushabh Rathod (3) after his cousin brother Rahul Chahar successfully took a catch. Deepak Chahar finished that innings with the bowling figures of 3-0-18-4 as Vidarbha were restricted to 99/9.

Deepak Chahar, hat-trick
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However, Deepak Chahar-led team Rajasthan just failed to win that game. They had to chase the revised target of 107 runs in 13 overs. But Rajasthan managed to score 105/8 in 13 overs. As a result, Rajasthan finally lost that match by one run.

On last Sunday, Deepak Chahar took a hat-trick for India in the series-decider Nagpur T20I against Bangladesh. On that night, Chahar dismissed Shafiul Islam (17.6 overs), Mustafizur Rahman (19.1 overs) and Aminul Islam (19.2 overs) in three successive deliveries. With that hat-trick, Chahar became the first Indian male bowler to claim a T20I hat-trick.

Deepak Chahar, hat-trick
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Also, in that same game, Deepak Chahar managed the bowling figures of 3.2-0-7-6 and it is now the best bowling figures in T20I history. His bowling helped India to win that series-decider by 30 runs and clinched that three-match T20I series by leading it 2-1.

Uttarakhand’s Mayank Mishra also claimed a hat-trick in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Coming back to the Tuesday’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019/20, earlier, on the same day, in another game, Uttarakhand left-arm spinner Mayank Mishra claimed a T20 hat-trick. It was their Group A match against Goa where Mishra had the bowling figures of 4-0-6-4. In the third over of the first innings of that game, Mishra put his name in the hat-trick book. His bowling helped Uttarakhand to restrict Goa to just 119/9 (20 overs). Uttarakhand chased down that target in 16.4 overs after losing two wickets.

Abhimanyu Mithun, List A hat-trick
Abhimanyu Mithun (Image Credit: Google)
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Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019/20: Abhimanyu Mithun Claims A Hat-Trick In The Final

On his 30th birthday, Karnataka right-arm medium-pacer Abhimanyu Mithun claimed a List A hat-trick against Tamil Nadu during the final of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019/20.

On Friday (25th October), Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are busy in the final of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019/20 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru). After winning the toss, Karnataka decided to field first.

At early of the first innings, Tamil Nadu lost two quick wickets as the opener Murali Vijay (0) and no.3 batsman Ravichandran Ashwin (8).

However, another opener Abhinav Mukund and Baba Aparajith handled that situation very well and put a solid partnership. They provided a brilliant 124-run partnership for the third wicket. Mukund scored 85 off 110 balls and Aparajith scored 66 runs off 84 balls.

The middle-order batsmen Vijay Shankar (38) and Shahrukh Khan (27) also provided some crucial contributions.

Abhimanyu Mithun claimed the hat-trick in the final over of that innings

In the final over of that innings, Abhimanyu Mithun claimed his hat-trick. On the third, fourth and fifth ball of 50th over of that innings, Mithun dismissed Shahrukh Khan (27), M Mohammed (10) and Murugan Ashwin (0) respectively. Mithun made special his 30th birthday with this achievement.

Abhimanyu Mithun became the first player to claim a hat-trick in the final of Vijay Hazare Trophy. He also became the first Karnataka bowler to claim a List A hat-trick.

Earlier, Mithun also claimed the first-class hat-trick. On his first-class debut, during the 2009/10 Ranji Trophy Group Stage game against Uttar Pradesh, he claimed his first-class hat-trick.

After Murali Karthik, Mithun became the second bowler to claim a hat-trick in both Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Mithun finished that innings with the bowling figures of 9.5-0-34-5. His bowling massively helped Karnataka to bowl out Tamil Nadu for 252 runs (49.5 overs).

Abhimanyu Mithun has also played for the Indian national cricket team. He has played four Tests and five ODIs from 2010 to 2011. In his international career, Mithun has picked up nine and three wickets respectively.