Badree becomes third leg-spinner in IPL     BCCI
Badree becomes third leg-spinner in IPL BCCI

Making debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Mumbai Indians (MI), Samuel Badree became only the third leg-spinner to take a hat-trick in Indian Premier League (IPL). In match 12 of IPL 2017, Badree dismissed Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan, and Rohit Sharma in three consecutive deliveries at RCB’s home ground M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Amit Mishra was the first leg-spinner to achieve the feat, in the inaugural edition against Deccan Chargers. In fact, Mishra is the only player to have three hat-tricks in IPL. However, Badree became the second RCB bowler to take a hat-trick. The first to do so was pacer Paaveen Kumar, in 2010 against Rajasthan Royals. Full Cricket Scorecard, RCB vs MI, Match 12

Bowler Team Batsmen Batting Team Venue Scorecard
Balaji, L Chennai Super Kings Pathan, I K Kings XI Punjab Chennai (Madras) 10-05-2008
Chawla, P P
Singh, V R
Mishra, A Delhi Daredevils Ravi Teja, D B Deccan Chargers Delhi 15-05-2008
Singh, R P
Ojha, P P
Ntini, M Chennai Super Kings Ganguly, S C Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata 18-05-2008
Das, D B
Hussey, D J
Yuvraj Singh Kings XI Punjab Uthappa, R V Royal Challengers Bangalore Durban 01-05-2009
Boucher, M V
Kallis, J H
Sharma, R G Deccan Chargers Nayar, A M Mumbai Indians Centurion 06-05-2009
Harbhajan Singh
Duminy, J-P
Yuvraj Singh Kings XI Punjab Gibbs, H H Deccan Chargers Johannesburg 17-05-2009
Symonds, A
Venugopal Rao, Y
Kumar, P Royal Challengers Bangalore Martyn, D R Rajasthan Royals Bengaluru, Bangalore 18-03-2010
Narwal, S
Dogra, P
Mishra, A Deccan Chargers McLaren, R Kings XI Punjab Dharamsala 21-05-2011
Mandeep Singh
Harris, R J
Chandila, A Rajasthan Royals Ryder, J D Pune Warriors Jaipur 13-05-2012
Ganguly, S C
Uthappa, R V
Narine, S P Kolkata Knight Riders Hussey, D J Kings XI Punjab Mohali, Chandigarh 16-04-2013
Azhar Mahmood
Singh, G R
Mishra, A Sunrisers Hyderabad Kumar, B Pune Warriors Pune 17-04-2013
Sharma, R
Dinda, A B
Tambe, P V Rajasthan Royals Pandey, M K Kolkata Knight Riders Ahmedabad 05-05-2014
Pathan, Y K
ten Doeschate, R N
Watson, S R Rajasthan Royals Dhawan, S Sunrisers Hyderabad Ahmedabad 08-05-2014
Henriques, M C
Sharma, K V
Patel, A R Kings XI Punjab Bravo, D J J Gujarat Lions Khandheri, Rajkot 01-05-2016
Jadeja, R A
Karthik, K K D
Samuel Badree Royal Challengers Bangalore Jos Buttler Mumbai Indians Bengaluru, Bangalore 14-04-2017
Mitchell McClenaghan
Rohit Sharma

Badree now becomes the 15th player to take a hat-trick in this Indian domestic league. The first ever bowler to do so was Lakshmipathy Balaji against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in 2008. As a matter of fact, Yuvraj Singh has taken a hat-trick twice while playing for KXIP. In addition, the only time IPL did not see hat-trick was in 2015.

RCB opened the bowling with Badree. He gave away only 4 runs off it. All the same, it was in his second over that MI were put in a spot of bother. He first got rid of Parthiv, who tried to clear the infield but found Chris Gayle at cover. In came McClenaghan at No. 3 as pinch-hitter. He played a mindless shot to long-on and threw away his wicket. When Rohit was at the strike, it was quite evident that Badree would ball a wrong’ un. Badree knocked over Rohit and became the seventh West Indian to take a hat-trick.

Hat-trick by West Indies players in T20s
Bowler Team Batsmen Batting Team Venue Scorecard
Samuel Badree Royal Challengers Bangalore Jos Buttler Mumbai Indians Bengaluru, Bangalore 14-04-2017
Mitchell McClenaghan
Rohit Sharma
Raymon Reiffer Combined Campuses and Colleges Narsingh Deonarine Guyana Port of Spain 07-01-2013
Royston Crandon
Derwin Christian
Sunil Narine Kolkata Knight Riders David Hussey Kings XI Punjab Mohali 16-04-2013
Azhar Mahmood
Gurkeerat Singh
Andre Russell West Indies A Kedar Jadhav India A Bengaluru, Bangalore 21-09-2013
Yuvraj Singh
Naman Ojha
Krishmar Santokie Jamaica Eric Szwarczynski Netherlands Kingston Oval, Bridgetown 20-01-2012
Mudassar Bukhari
Timm van der Gugten
Sherwin Ganga Trinidad & Tobago Hamid Hassan Afghanistan Maple Leaf North-West Ground, King City 11-08-2011
Shapoor Zadran
Hamza Hotak
Lennox Cush Guyana Barrington Yearwood Combined Campuses and Colleges Kingston Oval, Bridgetown 25-07-2010
Ryan Wiggins
Ruel Brathwaite
Lennox Cush Guyana Danza Hyatt Jamaica Stanford Cricket Ground, Coolidge 23-02-2008
Wavell Hinds
Xavier Marshal

His hat-trick has put RCB in pole position in the match, with onus of an MI win now falling on Kieron Pollard and Pandya brothers.