Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Saturday produced a lethal opening spell and rattled West Indies by picking up the first five wickets. Three of these came off successive deliveries in the ninth over to leave the hosts tottering at 87 for seven at stumps.
Bumrah made inroads into the Windies line-up in the seventh over by inducing an edge from John Campbell, which Rishabh Pant accepted gleefully.
An over later, Bumrah was at his lethal best as he took the wickets of Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase in three consecutive balls to complete his maiden Test hat-trick.
He first dismissed Bravo caught by KL Rahul at the second slip and then had both Brooks and Chase LBW in the next two balls.
With this hat-trick, Bumrah has become only the third Indian after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan to achieve the feat in the longest format of the game.
Bumrah’s figures read 6/16 from 9.1 overs at the end of the second day’s play.
Here’s how the cricketing world reacted:
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) September 1, 2019
Jasprit Bumrah is a once in a lifetime talent.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) August 31, 2019
Test hat-trick for Jasprit Bumrah , a very special bowler. India very lucky to have found him and what a champion he proves to be everytime.
Greatest find in the last 7-8 years.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 31, 2019
Bumrah wouldn’t have had the hattrick if it wasn’t for the DRS. In fact, if Kohli thought of going with the bowler. Only the third Indian bowler to claim a hattrick in Tests…currently the best bowler in the world across all formats. Without doubt. #WIvIND
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 1, 2019
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) September 1, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 1, 2019
Bumrah’s appetite for West Indies batsmen seems insatiable
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) September 1, 2019
Now a hat-trick! Bumrah is bowling at another level. Taking wickets for fun.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 31, 2019
Great Job @Jaspritbumrah93..More Power to Yur right Arm.!! GodBless Always…!!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) September 1, 2019
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) August 31, 2019
What a bowler Jasprit Bumrah is 🙌 pic.twitter.com/TDAeoBxgnl
— ICC (@ICC) August 31, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 1, 2019
Another Test, another five-wicket haul 🙌🏻🔥
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) August 31, 2019
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 31, 2019
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) September 1, 2019
Bumrah is the third Indian to take a hat-trick in Test cricket.
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) August 31, 2019