Team India’s fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat has set a new example in domestic cricket. Saurashtra team captain Unadkat took a flurry of wickets against Delhi (Delhi vs Saurashtra Ranji Trophy Tournament 2023) in a match of the latest Ranji Trophy season. He spoiled Delhi’s condition by taking a hat-trick wicket in the very first over of this match.
Today on Tuesday, January 3, after winning the toss, Delhi elected to bat first. Delhi’s bet went wrong in this match being played at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot. In the very first over of the match, Jaydev Unadkat took 3 wickets in 3 consecutive balls and registered a new record in the history of Ranji Trophy.
Unadkat caught Delhi batsman Dhruv Shorey in the third ball of his bowling. After that, in the next 2 balls, Vaibhav Raval and Delhi team captain Yash Dhull were shown the way to the pavilion. All these three batsmen started on zero. made a victim. After this hat-trick, the back of the Delhi team was broken. Coming to the score of 53 runs, his 8 wickets had fallen.
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Jaydev Unadkat took 8 wickets for just 39 runs in 12 overs in this match with 1 maiden over. Saurashtra piled on a total of 133 runs in 35 overs at an average of 3.8. The special thing is that Unadkat became the only bowler in the history of Ranji Trophy to take a hat-trick in the very first over of the match and set a new example.
It is worth mentioning that earlier in the 2017-18 season of Ranji Trophy, fast bowler Vinay Kumar of Karnataka team had taken a hat-trick. But, he scored a hat-trick in his first and third over of that match. Records show that Vinay Kumar took the first wicket on the last ball of the first over of that match against Mumbai in that season. After this, there were 2 more wickets in the first 2 balls of the third over. But, today Jaydev Unadkat created history.
Significantly, in the recent Bangladesh tour of the Indian Test team, he returned to the Test match after 12 years. He played a Test match against Bangladesh in the match played in Dhaka. In this, he took part in Test cricket after waiting for 12 years.