Saurashtra captain and Workforce India pacer Jaydev Unadkat continued his dream run, turning into the first-ever bowler to assert a hat-trick within the first over of a Ranji Trophy match. Unadkat bowling towards Delhi in a Ranji Trophy recreation in Rajkot on Tuesday (January 3), dismissed opener Dhruv Shorey for a duck off the third ball of the opening over to open the flood gates.
No. 3 Delhi batter Vaibhav Rawal was then caught by Hardik Desai off the primary ball and Delhi skipper Yash Dhull was dismissed for a first-ball duck in addition to Unadkat accomplished a historic hat-trick. Irfan Pathan from India was the primary bowler to choose up a hat-trick within the first over of a Check match however Unadkat is the primary to attain this feat in a Ranji Trophy recreation.
Irfan Pathan – First bowler to take a hat-trick in first over in Check cricket.
Jaydev Unadkat – First bowler to take a hat-trick in first over in Ranji Trophy.
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The left-arm pacer from Saurashtra wasn’t finished but as he returned in his second over to dismiss Jonty Sidhu for 4 and Delhi Capitals all-rounder Lalit Yadav for duck to finish his five-wicket haul in simply his second over within the recreation.
In between, Chirag Jani dismissed Lucknow Tremendous Giants batter Ayush Badoni for a duck in addition to Delhi had been decreased to five for six on the primary day. Unadkat picked up his sixth wicket of the innings in his third over, dismissing Delhi wicketkeeper Lakshay for 1 as Delhi had been decreased to 10 for 7 within the first 5 overs.
The Saurashtra captain returned to shine off the Delhi tail, ending off with figures of 8 for 39 in 12. For Delhi, Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hrithik Shokeen was the top-scorer with 68 off 90 balls as they had been bundled out for 133 in 35 overs on Day 1.
Unadkat had earlier made a comeback in Check cricket after a niche of 12 years, when he turned out for Workforce India within the second Check towards Bangladesh final month. He was the main wicket-taker for Saurashtra throughout their run to the Vijay Hazare Trophy title, choosing up 19 wickets in 10 matches at an financial system of three.33.
Earlier, Unadkat was purchased at his base value of Rs 50 lakh by KL Rahul-led Lucknow Tremendous Giants on the IPL 2023 mini public sale final month.