WATCH: Siddarth Kaul registers fantastic hat-trick vs Andhra in Ranji Trophy

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 06/02/2020

Siddarth Kaul registers fantastic hat-trick: Punjab’s fast bowler stood tall on his potential to register his 15th First-class five-wicket haul.

During a league match of the ongoing 86th season of the Ranji Trophy between Punjab and Andhra in Patiala, Punjab fast bowler Siddarth Kaul registered a fantastic hat-trick which took him to his 15th First-class five-wicket haul.

It all started on the second delivery of the 40th over of Andhra’s first innings when Kaul put an end to KV Sasikanth’s counter-attacking innings as a near unplayable in-swinging delivery saw the batsmen losing his middle-stump. Coming in to bat at No. 9 in the 28th over, Sasikanth ended up scoring 20 (28) with the help of two sixes.

Having become the eighth visiting batman to get out on the first day of the Test, Sasikanth was soon followed by two debutants in Dasari Swaroop Kumar and S Ashish, both of whom got out in a similar manner as Sasikanth.

Kaul’s hat-trick came on the back of him bowling three consecutive deliveries at a similar line and length and each batsman losing his middle-stump. Bowling figures of 9.4-4-24-5 played a vital role in bundling out the opposition for 97 in 39.4 overs after Andhra captain Ricky Bhui won the toss and chose to bat.

The spin-friendly wicket at the Dhruve Pandove Stadium witnessed Shoaib Md Khan, S Ashish and Vinay Choudhary registering individual First-class five-wicket hauls in a match which ended on Day 2 after Punjab chased a 124-run target after being reduced to 32/5.

Siddarth Kaul registers fantastic hat-trick

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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