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Bumrah becomes third Indian bowler to take Test hat-trick


Jasprit Bumrah shows the ball to supporters during match between West Indies and India at Sabina Park. Randy Brooks / AFP

Jasprit Bumrah became the third Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket on the second day of the second Test against the West Indies at Sabina Park on Saturday.

Coming on for a second spell in the home side's reply to India's first-innings total of 416, the 25-year-old fast bowler dismissed Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase off successive deliveries in his fourth over to join seamer Irfan Pathan and spinner Harbhajan Singh as the only Indian cricketers to have taken Test hat-tricks.

Bumrah's achievement was unusual in that it necessitated a review of the third decision to confirm the dismissal.

Bravo was caught by KL Rahul at second slip, Brooks trapped leg-before − a decision he reviewed but was shown to be correct − and then Indian captain Virat Kohli reviewed a not out verdict by standing umpire Paul Reiffel to an appeal against new batsman Chase.


Jasprit Bumrah celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite at Sabina Park. Ricardo Mazalan/ AP

That review via television replays and ball-tracking technology showed the ball to striking leg-stump, resulting in a reversal of the decision and triggering celebrations among the Indian players at Bumrah's historic achievement which reduced the West Indies to 13 for four.

His hat-trick was the 44th in Test history and the first since England spinner Moeen Ali against South Africa in 2017.

Bowling with sustained pace and moving the ball through the air and off the seam, the 25-year-old fast bowler continued his devastating form of the last day of the first Test in Antigua a week earlier, when he took five wickets for just seven runs, snaring six for 16 off 9.1 overs.

It was a phenomenal effort interrupted by cramp in his right leg which forced him to leave the field briefly.


Jasprit Bumrah (second right) and India teammates wait for the review on Roston Chase of West Indies dismissal at Sabina Park. Randy Brooks. / AFP

However, all the real discomfort was felt by the home side's batsmen, and especially the trio of Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase.

He also returned after treatment for cramp and with his very first delivery back into the attack removed West Indies captain Jason Holder, leaving debutants Jahmar Hamilton and Rahkeem Cornwall to survive to the close of play.

Any hope of Bumrah taking all ten wickets in the innings had ended when Mohammed Shami terminated the streaky innings of Shimron Hetmyer by bowling the left-hander for 34.



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