Kuldeep Yadav claims 'Hat-trick', becomes first Chinaman bowler in the world to do so in ODIs | Watch Video

Kuldeep Yadav removed Mathew Wade (2), Ashton Agar (0) and Patt Cummins and delivered a maiden over during the second innings of the 2nd ODI in Kolkata

Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav takes the first hat-trick of his ODI career against Australia in the 2nd ODI at Eden gardens on September 21. He is now the third Indian bowler after former Indian skipper Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma to take a hat-trick in ODIs. Also, he is the first Chinaman bowler in the world to achieve this feat. Kuldeep removed Mathew Wade (2), Ashton Agar (0) and Patt Cummins during the 33rd over of the match’s second innings.

Here are the three wickets taken by Kuldeep Yadav to claim the hat-trick:

Wicket number 1:  Wade b Kuldeep Yadav 2(8)

While chasing an easy target of 253 runs the Aussies were reduced to 148/5 after 32 overs when Kuldeep Yadav was brought into the attack. The entire top order was collapsed and the lower order was expected to deliver at that point. The second ball bowled by Kuldeep turned outside off giving the batsman enough room to play a cut shot. Wade tried to punch the ball but it got deflected towards the wicket. Wade played on and lost his wicket.

Wicket number 2: Ashton Agar lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 0(1)

Ashton Agar turned out to be an easy victim for Kuldeep. The ball turned and directly hit Agar’s pad. Yadav appealed for LBW and umpire gave it out. Agar consulted his partner, Marcus Stoinis at the other end, who asked him not to waste the review and Agar was gone for a duck.

Wicket Number 3: Pat Cummins c Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 0(1)

It was a googly from Kuldeep where the ball kissed Pat Cummins’ bat and landed safely in the gloves of MS Dhoni. Pat was completely bamboozled and had no idea what just happened while the young Chinaman was on cloud nine after achieving this unbelievable feat.

Before Kuldeep, former all-rounder Kapil Dev and medium pacer Chetan Sharma achieved this feat in ODI cricket. Kapil Dev, the former Indian captain, took the hat-trick against Sri Lanka on 4th January 1991. While Chetan Sharma registered his name in record books on 31st October 1987.

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