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IPL 7: Pravin Tambe takes 'special' 2-ball hat-trick

Rajasthan Royals leggie Pravin Tambe becomes 2nd bowler to take two-ball hat-trick in T20 cricket

Ahmedabad: Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner Pravin Tambe got a rare two-ball hat-trick to become only the second player in the history of T20 cricket and the first in the history of IPL to do so.

Royals' opponent Kolkata Knight Riders achieved the ignominy of becoming the first team in the history of IPL who lost a match having conjured a 100-run opening partnership during the chase.

Tambe got the hat-trick in the 16th over. The first delivery adjudged wide as the googly spun enough to beat an advancing Manish Pandey as he was stumped by Sanju Samson.

With his first legal delivery, he got Yusuf Pathan (0) and Ryan ten Doeschate (0) was done in by a flipper.

Pravin Tambe
Rajasthan Royals players rush to congratulate Pravin Tambe (centre) after the leg-spinner took a hat-trick against KKR on Monday at Motera. 

However, this is the second time that a bowler in T20 cricket has taken a hat-trick in two legal deliveries.

Sri Lankan left-arm seamer Isuru Udana was the first among equals as he got three with two legal deliveries playing for Wayamba against Central Districts during a 2010 Champions League T20 match in Port Elizabeth.

While batting, KKR scored 121 for the opening stand and with only 50 runs to get, disaster struck as they lost six wickets for two runs and never recovered from that.

Scorecard

Rajasthan Royals
A Rahane run out (Narine)         . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
K Nair st Uthappa b Shakib Al Hasan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
S Samson c Pandey
b Narine     37
S Watson c S Yadav
b Narine     31
S Binny c ten Doeschate
b Vinay Kumar     11 S Smith c S Yadav
b Vinay Kumar     3
J Faulkner not out     1
R Bhatia not out     6     
Extras (lb 3, w 3, nb 1)     7     
Total (6 wickets; 20 overs)         . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Fall of wickets 1-52, 2-105,
3-136, 4-153, 5-163, 6-163
Bowling
V Kumar     4-0-42-2     
Yadav     3-0-31-0
Shakib Al Hasan     4-0-25-1
Narine     4-0-28-2
Russell     3-0-27-0
R ten Doeschate     2-0-14-0     

Kolkata Knight Riders
R Uthappa c Bhatia b Watson     65
G Gambhir c Samson
b Watson     54
Russell b Watson     1
Pandey st Samson b Tambe             0
Shakib Al Hasan not out     21     
Y Pathan c & b Tambe     0
R ten Doeschate lbw
b Tambe     0
S Yadav not out     9
Extras (lb 5, w 3, nb 2)     10     
Total (6 wickets; 20 overs)         . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  160
Fall of wickets  1-121, 2-122, 3-122, 4-123, 5-123, 6-123
Bowling
Watson     4-0-21-3
Southee     3-0-33-0
Tambe     4-0-26-3
Faulkner     4-0-27-0
Bhatia     3-0-30-0
Tewatia     2-0-18-0

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