Video: Pravin Tambe's hat-trick wrecks Kolkata Knight Riders
42-year-old leg-spinner of Rajasthan Royals, Pravin Tambe claimed the first hat-trick of IPL 7, bringing Kolkata Knight Riders to its knees after they had almost too easily run to the target.
After the openers were dismissed by skipper Shane Watson, Tambe demolished the middle order, dismissing Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan and Ryan ten Doeschate off successive deliveries.
Tambe achieved the feat in just 2 legal deliveries, making it a rare event. The only other bowler who had done it earlier in T20 cricket, was Sri Lanakan left-arm medium pacer Isuru Udana who did so in 2010 Champions League T20 for Wayamba against Central Districts.
Here is the hat-trick by Pravin Tambe:
15.1 OUT! Wide… Pravin Tambe slides a delivery down the leg side to fox Manish Pandey, who gets dismissed for a duck without facing a single ball.
15.1 OUT! Tambe bowls a full delivery to Yusuf Pathan who spoons a return catch to the bowler and walks back as clueless as he has been in the last 3 years.
15.2 OUT! Tambe bowls it straight and full. Ryan Ten Doeschate, who is playing his first match this season, plants his front foot forward only to be yorked and caught plumb in front.