Kuldeep becomes the first Indian in 26 years to take an ODI hat-trick

Kuldeep Yadav, against Australia in Kolkata, became the third Indian to pick up a hat-trick in ODIs after Chetan Sharma and Kapil Dev.

Kuldeep Yadav takes flight in joy after getting a hat-trick against Australia.   -  K. R. DEEPAK

Kuldeep Yadav, against Australia in Kolkata, became the third Indian bowler to pick up a hat-trick in ODIs.

Kuldeep, in the 33rd over of the chase, dismissed Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Patrick Cummins to join compatriots Chetan Sharma and Kapil Dev in the list of bowlers to take an ODI hat-trick.

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Indian hat-tricks

BOWLERYEARVENUEOPPOSITION
Chetan Sharma1987NagpurNew Zealand
Kapil Dev1991CalcuttaSri Lanka
Kuldeep Yadav2017KolkataAustralia


The match, until Kuldeep's three-peat, hung in the balance with the visiting team at 148 for five in 32.1 overs, chasing 253.

Kuldeep is the third bowler, after Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka) and Taskin Ahmed (Bangladesh), to take a hat-trick  in 2017.

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