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Jasprit Bumrah becomes third Indian bowler to take a Test hat-trick

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 September 2019, 14:34 IST
Jasprit Bumrah

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah became the third Indian bowler to take a Test hat-trick. Bumrah achieved the feat during the second Test match against West Indies. During West Indies’ first innings of the second Test match, Bumrah dismissed Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase to achieve the historic feat.

Bumrah achieved the feat in the 9th over after dismissing Darren Bravo, who was caught by KL Rahul at second slip, Shamarh Brooks trapped leg-before -- a decision he reviewed but was shown to be correct -- and then Indian captain Virat Kohli reviewed a not out verdict by standing umpire Paul Reiffel to an appeal against new batsman Roston Chase.

Bumrah’s extraordinary feat with the ball helped reduce West Indies to 13-4 against a massive first innings total of 416 by India.

Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan are the previous Indian bowlers who took a hat-trick in Test cricket. Harbhajan Singh took the hat-trick against Australia in Kolkata, while Pathan took against Pakistan in Karachi. Bumrah’s hat-trick was 44th of Test cricket and first after Moeen Ali against South Africa in 2017.

Bumrah ended the day with six wickets under his name with the West Indies reduced to 87-7, trailing India's first innings score (416) by 329 runs.

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First published: 1 September 2019, 14:34 IST