Jaydev Unadak took a hat-trick in the first over against Delhi.
Jaydev Unadkat completed 21st 5 wicket haul in first class.
new Delhi. Jaydev Unadkat ended 2022 with a memorable return to the Indian Test side after 12 years. Now the beginning of the year 2023 has also become memorable for him. Jaydev Unadkat made a brilliant start to 2023 by taking a hat-trick in the very first over of his innings on his return to the Ranji Trophy. Delhi-Saurashtra match in Ranji Trophy is being played in Rajkot, which is very exciting. Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat created history by taking a hat-trick in the very first over of the match, destroying Delhi’s batting. Apart from the hat-trick, Jaidev has taken 3 more wickets till the time of writing the news, due to which now he has 6 wickets in his account. On the basis of his stormy bowling, Unadak has pushed Delhi on the backfoot.
Jaydev Unadkat has so far taken 6 wickets in his 9 overs with an economy of 3.22 for 29 runs. Unadkat took a hat-trick in his first over of the match. With this hat-trick, Unadkat has created history. He has become the only bowler in the history of Ranji Trophy to take a hat-trick in the very first over of the match. Unadkat sent Dhruv Shorey to the pavilion on the third ball of the match. Dhruv Shourie could not even open his account. After this, Vaibhav Rawal (0) became the victim of Unadkat on the fourth ball of the over.
Unadak created history in Ranji Trophy
After this, on the fifth ball, Jaydev Unadkat completed his hat-trick by dismissing Delhi captain Yash Dhull LBW. This was the first hat-trick in the first over in the history of Ranji Trophy. The last first hat-trick in a match was scored by Karnataka fast bowler Vinay Kumar. His hat-trick came in the first and third overs in the 2017-18 quarter-final against Mumbai.
5 batsmen were dismissed in 12 balls
Jaydev Unadak’s bowling magic continued after completing the hat-trick and making a special record. He hunted two more players in his next over. In this way, Jaydev Unadak showed the path of pavilion to five Delhi batsmen in just 12 balls. By the end of his second over, Unadkat added two more wickets to complete his 21st five-wicket haul in first-class cricket. He dismissed Lalit Yadav lbw for a four-ball duck. At this time Delhi’s score was 6 runs at the loss of 5 wickets. Unadak’s figures were – 2 overs – 5 runs and 5 wickets.
Dhruv Shorey’s wicket is very special
Among Unadkat’s wickets, Dhruv Shorey’s first wicket was particularly important. After three rounds of Ranji Trophy this season, Shorey is currently the leading run-scorer with 579 runs in six innings at an average of 144.75. This match is important for Saurashtra to make it to the knockouts. After three games, they are currently third in Group B with 12 points, including one win and two draws. Mumbai and Maharashtra are currently in first and second place.
Highest wicket taker in Vijay Hazare Trophy
Jaydev Unadkat was the leading wicket-taker for Saurashtra on their way to the Vijay Hazare Trophy title, taking 19 wickets in 10 matches at an economy of 3.33. After this, he returned to the Indian Test team after 12 years in Mirpur against Bangladesh. Against Bangladesh, he got 3 wickets in his account. India won the series 2–0 in Bangladesh.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 03, 2023, 12:18 IST