first_imgSamuel Badree picked up the first hat-trick of IPL 2017 as Mumbai Indians slumped to 7/4 in 2.4 overs, chasing 143 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.The West Indian was included in the RCB playing XI by Virat Kohli, who himself returned to the team after a short injury lay-off.  (RCB vs MI Blog | Scorecard)The move turned out to be a trump card as Badree picked the wickets of Parthiv Patel (3), Mitchell McClenaghan (0) and Rohit Sharma (0) in successive deliveries in the third over.  (Also Read:  Virat Kohli hammers 27th fifty on return, becomes leading run-scorer in IPL history)RCB are defending a modest 142 and Badree’s hat-trick after Stuart Binny removed Jos Buttler, was worth its weight in gold. (Also Read: Virat Kohli returns to drop Shane Watson, recall Chris Gayle)Overall, this was the 15 hat-trick in the IPL. Amit Mishra, who now plays for Delhi Daredevils, alone has three hat-tricks.Here’s how the hat-trick played out: 2.2 overs: OUT! GOOD TAKE BY CHRIS GAYLE! Floated delivery around off and lures Patel in an ambitious drive. He accepts the invitation and goes for a full blooded drive on the up. Chris Gayle at short cover is sharp as a hawk and takes a brilliant catch. Patel’s struggle comes to an end and Bangalore are off to a great start.2.3 overs: OUT! The ploy to send in the pinch hitter backfires! Full toss on off, McClenaghan goes for the slog but mistimes it towards Mandeep Singh at wide long on. He is calm over there and pouches it safely. What a start this has been for the hosts and Badree is on a roll. He is on a hat-trick and ruling the roost at the moment. The visitors need 136 from 105 balls.2.4 overs: OUT! BADREE, YOU BEAUTY! Gets to his hat-trick in style! Slips in a googly around off, spins in sharply. Sharma strides forward to defend but doesn’t pick up the googly. Plays down the wrong line and the ball goes through the gap between his bat and pad to dislodge the stumps. The tourists are in all sorts of trouble now.advertisementlast_img

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