Bangalore vs Mumbai: In IPL 2021 yesterday, Royal Challengers Bangalore easily defeated Mumbai Indians by 54 runs. Medium pacer Harshal Patel once again proved to be the trump card in this victory of RCB. He broke the back of Mumbai’s batting by taking a brilliant hat-trick in this match. This is the 20th time in the IPL when a bowler has taken a hat-trick. With this, Harshal Patel has further strengthened his hold on the Purple Cap.
Harshal Patel has proved to be the biggest bowler for RCB so far in IPL 2021. With names like Kylie Jameson, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammad Siraj, Patel has done wonders in this IPL so far. He has taken 23 wickets in 10 matches to his name. Harshal’s bowling has proved to be a big factor behind RCB’s stay in the top-3 in the points table.
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Purple cap holder Harshal Patel took this hat-trick in the 17th over of Mumbai’s innings. First of all, he got Hardik Pandya, playing his first match of the second phase of the IPL, caught by captain Kohli by putting a brilliant cutter ball. After this, he diddge Mumbai’s explosive batsman Kieron Pollard and walked out LBW. On the third ball, Patel completed his hat-trick by dismissing Rahul Chahar LBW. Harshal took 4 wickets for 17 runs in his spell of 3.1 overs. Also, he is at the top of the bowlers’ list with 23 wickets in this IPL.
Amit Mishra holds the record for most hat-tricks in IPL.
Earlier in the IPL, the last hat-trick was taken by Shreyas Gopal of Rajasthan Royals in the 2019 season. He did this feat only against RCB. Talking about the most hat-tricks in IPL, this record is recorded in the name of Amit Mishra, who has done this feat for the most number of times in IPL. Apart from this, former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has also taken hat-trick twice in his IPL career.
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