Published: Fri, September 22, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Watch Kuldeep Yadav's Two Hat-Tricks

Watch Kuldeep Yadav's Two Hat-Tricks

India's Kuldeep Yadav celebrates after completing his hat-trick after taking the wicket of Australia's Pat Cummins during the second one day global (ODI) match of the ongoing India-Australia cricket series at the Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium in Kolkata on September 21, 2017.

I asked Mahi bhai, what should I bowl.

On Thursday, in the second ODI of the 5-match series, Australia were comfortably cruising towards leveling the series 1-1 in Eden Gardens, Kolkata, when the wrist spinners of India struck gold.

Chetan Sharma, the first Indian to take a hat-trick, achieved the feat against New Zealand in 1987, while Kapil did it against Sri Lanka in 1991. "It felt like home ground to me today as well when I stepped out and that is why I wanted to leave a big imprint", Kuldeep said. The departure of Kohli at 92 (107b, 8x4) had a dampening effect on the rest of the Indian innings which folded up adding just 55 runs in next 12 overs.

"I know what plans (to use) against him so I will look to do that again in the four matches coming up and I hope I can get him out again".

Warner was also flummoxed by Kuldeep on his Test debut in Dharamsala earlier in the year.

Kuldeep, who plays with local IPL side Kolkata Knight Riders, utilised his understanding of the Eden wicket to get his scalps in different fashion.

Soon after his heroics in the match against Australia on Friday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) posted a video of Kuldeep's hat-trick against Scotland on Twitter.

The team from Down Under were off to a horrendous start and were at one time tottering at nine runs for the loss of two wickets due to a fiery spell from India's premier swing bowler, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

"The other day was very much a shortened game", Smith said. They bowled out for 252 in 50 overs. "I don't think it will be an issue".

The 22-year-old scalped the trio of Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins off consecutive deliveries during the second ODI against Australia which derailed their innings completely.

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