A hat-trick from IPL debutant Andrew Tye and some sensible top-order batting helped Gujarat Lions (GL) outclass Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) by 7 wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot on Friday. Tye’s hat-trick helped GL restrict RPS to 171, which they chased down comfortably to register their first win in this edition of the tournament. The win also helped GL maintain their unbeaten streak against RPS. GL got off to a flier with the opening duo of Dwayne Smith (47) and Brendon McCullum (49) putting on 94 runs for the 1st wicket. Then skipper Suresh Raina and Aaron Finch ensured there was no hiccups during the chase. The match saw plenty of interesting record coming into notice and we present some of those here:
6th instance of two hat-tricks occurring on the same day in the history of T20 cricket. Samuel Badree was the first one to take hat-trick, for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Mumbai Indians (MI). Tye was the second bowler to do achieve this. This was the 1st instance to have happened in the history of IPL.
List of two T20 hat-tricks on the same day:
|Jim Allenby||Leicestershire||Kyle Hogg||Lancashire||Old Trafford||7/15/2008|
|Dirk Nannes||Middlesex||Varun Chopra||Essex||Chelmsford|
|Ryan ten Doeschate|
|Manpreet Gony||Punjab||Mumtaz Qadir||Services||Palam B, Delhi||10/24/2009|
|Sumit Narwal||Delhi||Amardeep Sonkar||Haryana||Palam B, Delhi|
|Ishwar Chaudhary||Gujarat||Prashant Naik||Mumbai||Rajkot||10/21/2009|
|Padmanabhan Prasanth||Kerala||Saurabh Bandekar||Goa||Chennai|
|Chama Milind||Hyderabad||Suresh Kumar||Tamil Nadu||Shimoga||3/22/2013|
|Rituraj Singh||Rajasthan||Naman Ojha||Madhya Pradesh||Nagpur|
|Piyush Chawla||Uttar Pradesh||Shrikant Munde||Maharashtra||Cuttack||01-02-2016|
|Ishwar Pandey||Madhya Pradesh||Srikar Bharat||Andhra||Vadodara|
|Samuel Badree||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Jos Buttler||Mumbai Indians||Chinnaswamy||4/14/2017|
|Andrew Tye||Gujarat Lions||Ankit Sharma||Rising Pune Supergiant||Rajkot|
1st instance of a bowler taking hat-trick on IPL debut — Tye. Before him, the least matches taken by a bowler to claim hat-trick IPL was jointly held by Balaji and Ajit Chandila, both of whom did it in their second IPL matches. Balaji did in 2008 and Chandila in 2012.
0 bowlers to claim 5-wicket hauls on IPL debut before Tye. Before him, the record was held by Balaji and Adam Zampa, both of whom did it in their 2nd matches. Balaji did in 2008 and Zampa in 2016.
2nd hat-trick for Tye in T20 cricket. His first came earlier this year in BBL, for Perth Scorchers against Brisbane Heat at The Gabba. He became 5th bowler to have multiple hat-tricks in T20s after Al-Amin Hossain, Lenox Cush, Amit Mishra and Yuvraj Singh. Mishra is the only bowler to have three hat-tricks in T20 and all came in IPL.
150 IPL matches for Raina. He is the 1st player to have done this. The closest is MS Dhoni, with 147.
2nd instance of a bowler taking two hat-tricks in the same year — Tye. Before him, Yuvraj was the only player to have achieved this feat, in IPL 2009.
3rd consecutive win for GL against RPS in IPL. RPS are yet to register their first win over GL. Interestingly, GL have chased in all three occasions.
51 runs conceded by Praveen Kumar in this match, the most by him in IPL. The previous worst for him was 45, which he did four times.
53 runs leaked by Imran Tahir in this match, the 2nd-most by him in an IPL contest. Tahir conceded 59 against MI in 2016 at Visakhapatnam.