India’s fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah became the third Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in a Test match. Bumrah achieved the feat during India’s second Test match against West Indies.
Bumrah picked up all five wickets of the hosts as he sent John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Sharmarh Brooks, Roston Chase and Kraigg Brathwaite back to dressing room with the help of his menacing fast bowling.
Bumrah has now become the third Indian bowler after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan to achieve this feat. Harbhajan had taken a hat-trick against the mighty Australian in Kolkata in 2001, when Indians were forced to follow on. His hat-trick coupled with VVS Laxman’s double hundred meant that India were able to bounce back in the match and defeat Australians.
Irfan Pathan had achieved his feat against Pakistan in 2006 in Karachi.
After taking all five wickets of West Indies, Bumrah pulled up his calf muscle and had to leave the ground briefly. He was, however, back after a few minutes of break. He bowling spell was 5-12 in 6.1 overs when he was forced to leave the ground. Bumrah picked up his 6th wicket when he returned to resume his bowling. West Indian captain Jason Holder tried to pull it but failed to time the shot correctly. Rohit Sharma, who was on the field in place of Mohammad Shami made no mistake in taking an easy catch.
Bumrah now has Five-fors in four countries and taken a hat-trick by playing just 12 Test matches for his country. His Five-for against West Indies today took his wicket tally in Test matches to 60.
West Indies came to bat after Indians were all out for 416 in their first innings. India has already taken a 1-0 lead in the ongoing series, which is also a part of World Test Championship.