Harshal Patel has bagged four wickets, including a hat-trick, against Mumbai Indians.© IPL
Purple cap holder Hershall Patel performed a breathtaking hat-trick against defending champion Mumbai Indians (MI) on Sunday, with Royal Challengers Bangalore performing the Indian Premier League (IPL) with 54 runs in Dubai. Helped to win Match 39 in 2021). The RCB bowler has sent off Hardik Pandya, Kiron Polard and Raffle Chahar with three consecutive balls for more than 17 days to accomplish this amazing feat. Patel broke the backbone of MI’s batting lineup and placed the team in the driver’s seat, defending the 166-run target. It all started with Patel bowling a great cutter to Pandia. Pandia was captured by RCB skipper Virat Kori. The pacemaker then bowled the cutter again, slipping through the pollard flicks and hitting the stump, giving the bowler a second wicket in two deliveries.
Chahar was then given an LBW to the ball that hit the pad just in front of the wicket. The third wicket saw Patel rejoice after completing a great hat-trick as MI dropped to 106/8 in 17 innings.
This strengthened Harshal Patel’s position at the top of the list of wickets takers, winning 23 wickets in 10 games.
RCB scored 12 points with 6 wins and 4 losses, finishing third on the points table.
This is the 20th instance of a bowler doing a hat-trick at IPL. The final hat-trick of the league was done by the 2019 Rajasthan Royals Shreyers Gopal against the RCB.
Veteran leg spinner Amit Mishra has achieved this feat three times and holds the record for the most hat-trick at IPL. Yubrajishin has completed two hat tricks in the league.
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