Kuldeep Yadav bagged a hat-trick © Getty Images
Kuldeep Yadav bagged a hat-trick © Getty Images

Kuldeep Yadav took a hat-trick as India reduced Australia to 150 for 8 in the second ODI at the Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata on Thursday. With Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade at the crease, Australia had a run-a-ball target to win the second ODI and level the series but Kuldeep’s hat-trick changed the momentum and put India on top of the game. Kuldeep became the third Indian — after Chetan Sharma (1987) and Kapil Dev (1991) — to take an ODI hat-trick. This is also the second hat-trick (third List-A hat-trick) at the iconic Kolkata ground. This is the seventh hat-trick taken against Australia by bowlers. READ: India manage 252 on two-paced Eden Gardens against Australia in 2nd ODI

Winning the toss, India elected to bat first. After losing Rohit Sharma early, skipper Virat Kohli (92) and Ajinkya Rahane (51) provided India with a strong partnership to take the team score past 100. The middle and lower-middle order crumbled without any big contribution, ending India’s innings at 252 after 50 overs. Nathan Coulter-Nile and Kane Richardson bagged 3 wickets each. Apart from the partnership between Steven Smith (59) and Travis Head (39), Australian top-order failed to put up any impactful performance while Kuldeep’s hat-trick rattled the lower-middle order. He first got Wade played on for 2 and Ashton Agar leg before. Pat Cummins failed to read Kuldeep’s googly and edged the third to MS Dhoni, which completed the hat-trick.

Here is a list of all the ODI hat-tricks:

Bowler Team Against Venue Date Wickets Debut Without fielder World Cup Notes
Jalal-ud-Din Pakistan Australia Hyderabad (Pakistan) 20.9.82. Rod Marsh bowled
Bruce Yardley caught Wasim Bari
Geoff Lawson bowled
Bruce Reid Australia New Zealand SCG 29.1.86. Bruce Blair caught Greg Matthews
Ervin McSweeney caught Allan Border
Stu Gillespie bowled
Chetan Sharma India New Zealand Nagpur 31.10.87. Ken Rutherford bowled Yes Yes
Ian Smith bowled
Ewen Chatfield bowled
Wasim Akram Pakistan West Indies Sharjah 14.10.89. Jeff Dujon bowled Yes
Malcolm Marshall bowled
Curtly Ambrose bowled
Wasim Akram Pakistan Australia Sharjah 4.5.90. Merv Hughes bowled Yes
Carl Rackemann bowled
Terry Alderman bowled
Kapil Dev India Sri Lanka Eden Gardens 4.1.91. Roshan Mahanama caught Kiran More
Rumesh Ratnayake LBW
Sanath Jayasuriya caught Sanjay Manjrekar
Aaqib Javed Pakistan India Sharjah 25.10.91. Ravi Shastri LBW Yes
Mohammad Azharuddin LBW
Sachin Tendulkar LBW
Danny Morrison New Zealand India Napier 25.3.94. Kapil Dev bowled Yes
Salil Ankola bowled
Nayan Mongia bowled
Waqar Younis Pakistan New Zealand East London 19.12.94. Chris Harris bowled Yes
Chris Pringle bowled
Richard de Groen bowled
Saqlain Mushtaq Pakistan Zimbabwe Peshawar 3.11.96. Grant Flower caught Moin Khan WWW.W
John Rennie caught Moin Khan
Andy Whittall caught Saleem Malik
Eddo Brandes Zimbabwe England Harare 3.1.97. Nick Knight caught Andy Flower
John Crawley
Nasser Hussain caught Andy Flower
Anthony Stuart Australia Pakistan MCG 16.1.97. Ijaz Ahmed caught Ian Healy
Mohammad Wasim caught Ian Healy
Moin Khan caught Mark Taylor
Saqlain Mushtaq Pakistan Zimbabwe The Oval 11.6.99. Henry Olonga stumped Moin Khan Yes
Adam Huckle stumped Moin Khan
Mpumelelo Mbangwa LBW
Chaminda Vaas Sri Lanka Zimbabwe SSC 8.12.01. Stuart Carlisle caught Suresh Perera
Craig Wishart LBW
Tatenda Taibu LBW
Mohammad Sami Pakistan West Indies Sharjah 15.2.02. Ridley Jacobs LBW Yes
Corey Collymore bowled
Cameron Cuffy bowled
Chaminda Vaas Sri Lanka Bangladesh Pietermaritzburg 14.2.03. Hannan Sarkar bowled Yes WWW.W (first 5 balls of match)
Mohammad Ashraful caught and bowled
 Ehsanul Haque caught Mahela Jayawardene
Brett Lee Australia Kenya Kingsmead 15.3.03. Kennedy Otieno bowled Yes
Brijal Patel caught Ricky Ponting
David Obuya bowled
James Anderson England Pakistan The Oval 20.6.03. Abdul Razzaq caught Marcus Trescothick
Shoaib Akhtar caught Chris Read
 Mohammad Sami bowled
Steve Harmison England India Trent Bridge 1.9.04. Mohammad Kaif caught Geraint Jones
Lakshmipathy Balaji caught Andrew Flintoff
Ashish Nehra caught and bowled
Charl Langeveldt South Africa West Indies Kensington Oval 11.5.05. Ian Bradshaw bowled Yes
Daren Powell bowled
Corey Collymore LBW
Shahadat Hossain Bangladesh Zimbabwe Harare 2.8.06. Tafadzwa Mufambisi caught Khaled Mashud
Elton Chigumbura LBW
Prosper Utseya caught Khaled Mashud
Jerome Taylor West Indies Australia Brabourne 18.10.06. Michael Hussey bowled Yes
Brett Lee LBW
Brad Hogg bowled
Shane Bond New Zealand Australia Bellerive 14.1.07. Cameron White caught Craig McMillan
Andrew Symonds caught Brendon McCullum
Nathan Bracken bowled
Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka South Africa Bourda 28.3.07. Shaun Pollock bowled Yes 4 in 4
Andrew Hall caught Upul Tharanga
Jacques Kallis caught Kumar Sangakkara
Makhaya Ntini bowled
Andrew Flintoff England West Indies St Lucia 3.4.09. Denesh Ramdin bowled Yes
Ravi Rampaul LBW
Sulieman Benn bowled
Farveez Maharoof Sri Lanka India Dambulla 22.6.10. Ravindra Jadeja LBW
Praveen Kumar bowled
Zaheer Khan caught Kumar Sangakkara
Abdur Razzak Bangladesh Zimbabwe Mirpur 3.12.10. Prosper Utseya caught Naeem Islam
Ray Price LBW
Christopher Mpofu LBW
Kemar Roach West Indies Netherlands Kotla 28.2.11. Pieter Seelaar LBW Yes Yes
Bernard Loots LBW
Berend Westdijk bowled
Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka Kenya Premadasa 1.3.11. Tanmay Mishra LBW Yes Yes
Peter Ongondo bowled
Shem Ngoche bowled
Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka Australia Premadasa 22.8.11. Mitchell Johnson bowled Yes
John Hastings LBW
Xavier Doherty bowled
Dan Christian Australia Sri Lanka MCG 2.3.12. Thisara Perera caught Michael Hussey
Sachithra Senanayake LBW
Nuwan Kulasekara LBW
Thisara Perera Sri Lanka Pakistan Premadasa 16.6.12. Younis Khan caught Kumar Sangakkara
Shahid Afridi caught Dinesh Chandimal
Sarfraz Ahmed caught Mahela Jayawardene
Clint McKay Australia England Cardiff 14.9.13. Kevin Pietersen LBW
Jonathan Trott caught Aaron Finch
Joe Root caught Shane Watson
Rubel Hossain Bangladesh New Zealand Mirpur 29.10.13. Corey Anderson bowled
Brendon McCullum caught Shamsur Rahman
Jimmy Neesham caught Mushfiqur Rahim
Prosper Utseya Zimbabwe South Africa Harare 29.8.14. Quinton de Kock caught Tendai Chatara
Rilee Rossouw caught John Nyumbu
David Miller LBW
Taijul Islam Bangladesh Zimbabwe Mirpur 1.12.14. Tendai Chatara bowled Yes Yes
John Nyumbu LBW
Tinashe Panyangara bowled
Steven Finn England Australia MCG 14.2.15. Brad Haddin caught Stuart Broad Yes
Glenn Maxwell caught Joe Root
Mitchell Johnson caught James Anderson
JP Duminy South Africa Sri Lanka SCG 18.3.15. Angelo Mathews caught Faf du Plessis Yes
Nuwan Kulasekara caught Quinton de Kock
Tharindu Kaushal LBW
Kagiso Rabada South Africa Bangladesh Mirpur 10.7.15. Tamim Iqbal bowled Yes
Litton Das caught Farhaan Behardien
Mahmudullah LBW
James Faulkner Australia Sri Lanka Premadasa 24.1.16. Kusal Perera LBW
Angelo Mathews caught Moises Henriques
Thisara Perera bowled
Taskin Ahmed Bangladesh Sri Lanka Dambulla 28.3.17 Asela Gunaratne caught Soumya Sarkar
Suranga Lakmal caught Mustafizur Rahman
Nuwan Pradeep bowled
Wanidu Hasaranga Sri Lanka Zimbabwe Galle 2.7.17. Malcolm Waller bowled Yes Yes
Donald Tiripano LBW
Tendai Chatara bowled
Kuldeep Yadav India Australia Eden Gardens 21.9.17. Matthew Wade bowled
Ashton Agar LBW
Pat Cummins caught MS Dhoni

With a victory in the Chennai ODI, India lead the series 1-0.