Sam Curran records 18th hat-trick in IPL history

Sam Curran's hat-trick in the 20th over helped Kings XI Punjab to a 14-run victory over Delhi Capitals at Mohali.

Sam Curran's hat-trick handed Kings XI Punjab a thrilling 14-run win.   -  IPL

English all-rounder Sam Curran dismissed Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane in consecutive deliveries in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals to record the 18th hat-trick in the tournament's history. With figures of 4-11, the 20-year old helped Kings XI Punjab to a 14-run victory.

Curran became the third Kings XI Punjab player to record a hat-trick after Yuvraj Singh achieved the feat twice in the 2009 season and Axar Patel in 2016.

The match looked going Delhi's way with Colin Ingram and Rishabh Pant at the crease when Curran alongside Mohammad Shami struck in successive overs to remove the pair to tilt the scales in Punjab's favour.

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In the final ball of the 18th over, Harshal Patel edged one to the keeper K.L. Rahul off Curran. The left-armer returned for the final over with Delhi needing 15 runs off 6 balls. He sent down two back-to-back yorkers to send Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane's stumps flying to seal the win and send Punjab to the second spot in the points table.

Delhi Capitals' Amit Mishra holds the record for the highest number of hat-tricks with three to his name.

Here is the list of all Hat-tricks in IPL

Laxmipathy Balaji (CSK) vs Kings XI Punjab - 2008

Amit Mishra (DD) vs Deccan Chargers - 2008

Makhaya Ntini (CSK) vs Kolkata Knight Riders - 2008

Yuvraj Singh (KXIP) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - 2009

Rohit Sharma (DC) vs Mumbai Indians - 2009

Yuvraj Singh (KXIP) vs Deccan Chargers - 2009

Praveen Kumar (RCB) vs  Rajasthan Royals - 2010

Amit Mishra (DC) vs Kings XI Punjab - 2011

Ajit Chandila (RR) vs Pune Warriors India - 2012

Sunil Narine (KKR) vs Kings XI Punjab - 2013

Amit Mishra (SRH) vs Pune Warriors India  - 2013

Pravin Tambe (RR) vs Kolkata Knight Riders - 2014

Shane Watson (RR) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - 2014

Axar Patel (KXIP) vs Gujarat Lions - 2016

Samuel Badree (RCB) vs Mumbai Indians - 2017

Andrew Tye (GL) vs Rising Pune Supergiants - 2017

Jaydev Unadkat (RPS) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - 2017

Sam Curran (KXIP) vs Delhi Capitals - 2019*