In the second ODI played between India and West Indies, Indian bowler Kuldeep Yadav made history. Kuldeep Yadav has become the first bowler to take two hat-tricks in One Day International cricket. On Wednesday, in the Visakhapatnam ODI, Kuldeep made this record by bowling out three Caribbean batsmen for three consecutive balls in the 32nd over. India beat West Indies by 107 runs in the Visakhapatnam ODI thanks to a hat-trick by Kuldeep Yadav.
In the Visakhapatnam ODI, India batted first after losing the toss and set a mammoth target of 388 runs in front of the West Indies. Trailing it, the West Indies team faltered first and then opener Shai Hope and Nicolas Pooran handled the innings.
But Kuldeep Yadav got Shai Hope out of the fourth ball of the 32nd over, caught by captain Virat Kohli. After this, Jason Holder was stumped out on the fifth ball of the same over and Aljari Joseph walked on the last ball.
In this way, Kuldeep Yadav took 3 wickets from three consecutive balls and made his second hat-trick in ODI career. Earlier, Kuldeep Yadav took the first hat-trick in the match played against Australia in Kolkata ODI in 2017.
These Indian bowlers have a record of taking a hat-trick in ODIs-
– Chetan Sharma in 1987 against New Zealand in Nagpur ODI
– Kapil Dev against Sri Lanka in Kolkata in 1991
– Kuldeep Yadav against Australia in Kolkata in 2017
– Mohammed Shami against Afghanistan in Southampton in 2019
– Kuldeep Yadav against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam in 2019
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul’s century innings-
In this match, the Indian team made a tremendous start, batting first. Opener Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul played centuries. Together they shared 227 runs for the first wicket. Rohit Sharma scored 169 runs off 138 balls. While KL Rahul scored 102 runs off 104 balls.
After that Shreyas Iyer also played a brilliant half-century innings and scored 52 runs from 32 balls. Due to this, Team India scored 387 runs in front of West Indies, losing 5 wickets in 50 overs.
The Caribbean team’s innings, chasing a mammoth target of 388 runs, was reduced to 44th over. West Indies fell 10 wickets for 280 runs and India won the match by 107 runs. In the series of three ODIs, India have equalized 1-1. The next match will be played in Cuttack on Sunday.