It has never happened in the history of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) that two bowlers took a hat-trick on a single day of IPL. On Friday, The two overseas bowlers, Samuel Badree and Andrew Tye took a hat-trick each against Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant respectively.
While, Samuel, who is playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2017, became the 12th bowler to take a hat-trick in the IPL. Tye, who is playing for Gujarat Lions in the 10th season of IPL, became the first player to take a hat-trick on his IPL debut.
Samuel’s scalps comprise of Parthiv Patel, Mitch McClenaghan, `and Rohit Sharma during RCB’s match against the Mumbai in Bengaluru. It was his first match in this season of IPL. He has given a strong response of the confidence shown in him by skipper Virat Kohli and the RCB team management in the best way possible.
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Badree was handed the bowl in the third over of the visitors’ innings when they were chasing the target of 143 set by the home team. Mumbai was down to 7/1 after the end of the second over as they have lost opener Jos Buttler in the previous over. On Badree’s second ball, Parthiv ended up hitting it straight to Chris Gayle. The visiting team’s experiment of pushing Mitch McClenaghan up the order failed when he got dismissed on the very next ball of Badree. MI skipper Rohit Sharma faced the next ball and in an attempt to defend the legspinner’s googly, the ball gone through the gap between bat and pad and the bails got dislodged.
The hat-trick has had a momentous impact on the game. The MI team looked a bit shaky but the match was still under their control as the target wasn’t very high to chase. Soon after that over, RCB were favorites to win the match. Badree finished the match with figures of 9 for 4, but that wasn’t enough for RCB to win the match. Nitish Rana was his fourth scalp, which he took in his fourth over.
Australian medium-pacer Andrew Tye finished the match with the figures of 17/5 and helped Gujarat to win their first match of the season.
Before the hat-trick over, Tye dismissed the in-form batsmen Rahul Tripathi and Ben Stokes in his previous spells. But in the last over of the innings, Tye’s took three wickets on three successive deliveries to restrict Pune to a total of 171/8 in their designated 20 overs.
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On the first ball of his last over, the medium pacer dismissed Ankit Sharma, who was caught a few inches inside the long-on boundary by Brendon McCullum. The next wicket was of Manoj Tiwary, who couldn’t read Tye’s slower ball and was caught by Ishan Kishan at the square leg boundary.
However, Tye’s third wicket was the best as he bowled the slow yorker and completely deceived Shardul Thakur as he as clean bowled by the pacer. Numerous records toppled because of Tye’s brilliant spell against RPS. He became the first bowler to pick a five-wicket haul in the 10th season of the IPL. Tye’s 17/5 is also the best bowling figures by a bowler by a debutant in IPL history.
It was also the first hat-trick by a bowler against Pune and it was also the first hat-trick by a Gujarat Lions’ bowler in the IPL.