It was the marvelous bowling performances by Gujarat Lions pacer Andrew Tye and Royal Challengers Bangalore’s leg-spinner Samuel Badree that scripted history at the ongoing IPL.
It started with Badree, a West Indian player, who scalped three wickets in consecutive balls against Mumbai Indians.
His victims were Parthiv Patel, Mitch McClenaghan and Rohit Sharma.
The 36-year-old Badree became the 12th man in IPL history to take a hat-trick. He ended with 4 for 9 in four overs.
That was the first match of the day. The second match was between GL and Rising Pune Supergiants.
Tye surprised all by taking a hat-trick on his IPL debut.
The 30-year-old Australian cricketer dismissed Ankit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary and Shardul Thakur in the final over of the innings of Rising Pune Supergiants.
But Tye could have added another feather to his cap by taking four in a single over if Ravindra Jadeja hadn’t dropped a catch.
Nevertheless, Tye ended with 5 for 17.