With West Indies wanting struggle again towards India’s huge goal of 388 in Visakhapatnam, ace spinner Kuldeep Yadav marked a return to type with a hat-trick within the 33rd over of the innings.
The left-arm spinner first picked up the wicket of Shai Hope when captain Virat Kohli was in a position to decide an entire a implausible catch on the deep mid wicket boundary.
Up subsequent was younger Jason Holder and Yadav dragged him out of the crease earlier than beating the bat just for Rishabh Pant to finish the dismissal with ease.
Off the subsequent supply, the final of the over, Yadav gave the supply some air outdoors the off stump and Alzarri Joseph duly edged it straight into the arms of Kedar Jadhav at second slip.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 18, 2019
The achievement makes him the one Indian bowler to take hat-tricks in ODI cricket, with the primary having come towards Australia in 2017 on the Eden Gardens. That is additionally the primary time an Indian bowler has managed to take a hat-trick towards West Indies in ODI cricket.
Yadav is the fourth Indian bowler together with Chetan Sharma (1987), Kapil Dev (1991) and Mohammed Shami (2019) to take hat-tricks for India in ODI cricket. The one different wrist spinner to have picked a hat-trick apart from Yadav, is Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga.
Shami too had an opportunity to take a hat-trick a little bit earlier than Yadav managed it when he dismissed Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard of consecutive deliveries.