English all-rounder Sam Curran dismissed Harshal Patel (0), Kagiso Rabada (0) and Sandeep Lamichhane (0) to claim the first hat-trick of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 and overall 18th hat-trick in the tournament’s history.
With figures of 4-11, the 20-year old powered Kings XI Punjab to a 14-run victory over Delhi Capitals.
In the final ball of the 18th over, Patel edged one to the KXIP wicket-keeper KL Rahul off Curran. The left-armer returned for the final over with Delhi Capitals needing 15 runs off 6 balls. He bowled two back-to-back yorkers to send Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane’s stumps flying and sealed the win for his side.
What a comeback this from @lionsdenkxipin as they win by 14 runs in Mohali. pic.twitter.com/cSnOG9o9z4
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 1, 2019
Sam Curran was named ‘Man of the Match’ for his efforts and he said he had no idea that he had taken a hat-trick.
“I didn’t really know about the hat-trick, the crowd was so loud, I couldn’t hear myself thinking,” Curran said after receiving the MoM award from Kalli Purie, Vice-Chairperson of the India Today Group.
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 1, 2019
Here is the complete list of Hat-tricks in the IPL:
- Laxmipathy Balaji (Chennai Super Kings) vs Kings XI Punjab – 2008
- Amit Mishra (Delhi Daredevils) vs Deccan Chargers – 2008
- Makhaya Ntini (Chennai Super Kings) vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 2008
- Yuvraj Singh (Kings XI Punjab) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – 2009
- Rohit Sharma (Deccan Chargers) vs Mumbai Indians – 2009
- Yuvraj Singh (Kings XI Punjab) vs Deccan Chargers – 2009
- Praveen Kumar (Royal Challengers Bangalore) vs Rajasthan Royals – 2010
- Amit Mishra (Deccan Chargers) vs Kings XI Punjab – 2011
- Ajit Chandila (Rajasthan Royals) vs Pune Warriors India – 2012
- Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders) vs Kings XI Punjab – 2013
- Amit Mishra (Sun Risers Hyderabad) vs Pune Warriors India – 2013
- Pravin Tambe (Rajasthan Royals) vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 2014
- Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – 2014
- Axar Patel (Kings XI Punjab) vs Gujarat Lions – 2016
- Samuel Badree (Royal Challengers Bangalore) vs Mumbai Indians – 2017
- Andrew Tye (Gujarat Lions) vs Rising Pune Supergiant – 2017
- Jaydev Unadkat (Rising Pune Supergiant) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – 2017
- Sam Curran (KXIP) vs Delhi Capitals – 2019