Mumbai: The double header on Friday provided double delight for Indian Premier League fans as Samuel Badree and Andrew Tye scalped hat-tricks.
While Badree’s hat-trick went in vain as Kieron Pollard powered Mumbai Indians to four-wicket win against Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore, Tye’s hat-trick set up a much-needed victory for Suresh Raina’s Gujarat Lions against Steve Smith-led Rising Pune Supergiant in Rajkot.
Badree, who was playing his first game for the Bengaluru-based IPL side, removed Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan and Rohit Sharma to complete what was the first hat-trick in the tenth edition of IPL.
Tye, the Australian pacer playing his first ever IPL game, joined Badree as he went on to scalp the second hat-trick of the day in the final over of the Rising Pune Supergiant innings. The right-arm pacer dismissed Ankit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary and Shardul Thakur in the 20th over to complete what was a brilliant debut....