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
HAT-TRICK: 39.2, 39.3 and 39.4! 👏👏
Siddharth Kaul picks up a hat-trick against Andhra. 👌👌
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) February 4, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
Thx a lot 🙏🏻🧿
— Siddharth Kaul (@sidkaul22) February 4, 2020
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) February 4, 2020
Crashing into middle🎯🎯🎯
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) February 5, 2020
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) February 5, 2020
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