Unadkat creates history by taking hat-trick in first over in Ranji match against Delhi
Delhi had lost seven wickets for just 10 runs due to Unadkat’s stormy bowling but Hrithik Shokeen’s (68) innings helped the Delhi team reach 133 runs. The record for the lowest score in first-class cricket is held by ‘The B’ team, who were bowled out for six in an official match against England in 1810.
Returning to the Ranji Trophy, Jaydev Unadkat, who impressed with his bowling in the second Test against Bangladesh at Mirpur, scripted history by taking a hat-trick in the first over against Delhi in their Group B encounter here on Tuesday. Delhi had lost seven wickets for just 10 runs due to Unadkat’s stormy bowling but Hrithik Shokeen’s (68) innings helped the Delhi team reach 133 runs. The record for the lowest score in first-class cricket is held by ‘The B’ team, who were bowled out for six in an official match against England in 1810.
In reply, Saurashtra rode on a century from opener Harvik Desai (104 not out) and a 120-run partnership with Chirag Jani (44 not out) to post 184 for one to take a 51-run lead over Delhi. Desai got Saurashtra off to a good start by adding 64 runs for the first wicket with Jai Gohil (34). He has so far hit 15 fours in his 124-ball innings. Earlier, Unadkat dismissed Dhruv Shorey (00), Vaibhav Rawal (00) and captain Yash Dhull (00) on his third, fourth and fifth balls respectively, becoming the first bowler to take a hat-trick in the first over in the 88-year history of Ranji Trophy. Became
Earlier, the fastest hat-trick in Ranji was taken by Karnataka’s R Vinay Kumar in the first and third overs. According to sources close to the Delhi team management, the decision to send Ayush Badoni to open the innings on a wet pitch in his debut match itself was surprising. On a damp pitch, the Delhi batsmen had no answer to Unadkat’s swinging deliveries and the fast bowler sent Jonty Sidhu (04) and Lalit Yadav (00) to the pavilion in his second and third overs of the innings as well as first-class cricket. For the 21st time, he took five or more wickets in an innings.
Unadkat eventually took a career-best eight wickets for 39 runs in 12 overs. Delhi had lost seven wickets for 10 runs but Hrithik added 43 for eight wickets with Pranshu Vijayaran (15) and then 80 runs for the ninth wicket with Shivank Vashisht (38) to take the team’s score past 100 runs. Played an important role in Unadkat ended Delhi’s innings in the 35th over by dismissing Shivank and Kuldeep Yadav (0) in consecutive deliveries.
In Vijayanagar, Andhra was bundled out for 135 against Hyderabad despite Abhishek Reddy’s 81 in front of Ravi Teja (5 for 34) and Kartikeya Kak (3 for 31). Hyderabad has scored 79 runs for three wickets till the end of the day’s play. In Ambi, Assam scored 272 for nine against Maharashtra with half-centuries from Swaroopam Purkayastha (65) and Akash Sengupta (63 not out).
In another Group B match in Mumbai, Tushar Deshpande (5/37) bowled brilliantly as Mumbai bundled out Tamil Nadu for 144. Pradosh Ranjan Paul played an inning of 55 runs from Tamil Nadu. Mumbai’s batsmen also could not bat and by the end of the day’s play, the team had lost six wickets for 183 runs. Sarfaraz Khan is playing after scoring 46 runs while Prithvi Shaw got out after scoring 35 and Ajinkya Rahane after scoring 42 runs. Ashwin Christ took three wickets for 32 runs.
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