Kuldeep Yadav joins Lasith Malinga in elite list after bagging 2nd ODI hat-trick

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IND vs WI 2nd ODI: Kuldeep Yadav on Wednesday scripted history after India defeated West Indies by a huge margin of 107 runs in the second ODI of the ongoing three-match series at the YS Rajashekara Reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium in Vishakhapatnam. Kuldeep Yadav also known as Chinaman became the first Indian bowler to take two hat-tricks in ODI cricket after taking three for three against the West Indies in the must-win second ODI match.

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Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav joined an elite list of bowlers in International cricket. While batting first in Vizag, India posted a huge total of 387 runs on the scoreboard, with magnificent centuries from Rohit Sharma (159) and KL Rahul (102). While chasing, West Indies were off to a good start as openers Evin Lewis (30) and Shai Hope (78) added a 61-run stand for the first wicket. However, Indian bowlers made a comeback and dominated the middle-order to bundle out the visitors on 280.

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Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Shai Hope, Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph on consecutive deliveries to turn the match in India’s favour and picked up his second hat-trick in ODIs. Chinaman joined an elite list of bowlers featuring Lasith Malinga, Wasim Akram, Chaminda Vaas, Saqlain Mushtaq and Trent Boult, who have claimed more than one hat-tricks in ODIs.

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Sri Lankan pace machine Lasith Malinga took three hat-tricks in ODIs while all others have two. Kuldeep Yadav picked up his first ODI hat-trick against Australia in 2017. India thrashed West Indies by 107 runs to level the three-match ODI series 1-1 after losing the 1st ODI by eight wickets in Chennai. Now, India will take on West Indies in a decider at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, which will be played on December 22 (Sunday).

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