In the history of a decade, IPL has witnessed 17 hat-tricks apart from 2015 season. However, most of such knocks resulted in the victory of the team while some were gone waste. Let us have a look at some futile hat-tricks in the history of IPL.
- Yuvraj Singh(KXIP) Vs RCB
At Kingsmead stadium in Durban, Yuvraj Singh worked to break the duo of Robin Uthappa and Jacques Kallis then playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The pair tried to rebuild the innings when the team was in the critical state with 38-3. Yuvraj broke the pair in consecutive balls and managed to dismiss Bucher at the duck. This hat-trick collapsed the RCB innings for 145.
In that match, the KXIP entered the field to chase 146 and Yuvi played the captain innings for a wonderful half-century. The team made a good start and Yuvraj got dismissed at the score of 70-0. The team failed to maintain the flow of runs and lost the match by 8 runs.
- Shane Watson(RR) Vs SRH
In 2014, in a low-scoring match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Rajasthan Royals bowler registered a memorable hat-trick. He managed to restrict the opponents when they seem to settle down with a good start of 37-0. He dismissed Henriques, Rahane, and Karn Sharma in the 17th over to register a hat-trick. But his feat proved futile as the team lost the match as they were bowled out at the score of 135.
- Sunil Narine(KKR) Vs KXIP
In 2013, the audience shocked by the result of a low scoring match between KKR and KXIP. KKR opted to field first and managed to restrict the score of the opponents. In the 15th over, Narine managed to bowl out David Hussey, Azhar Mahmood, and Gurkeerat Singh Mann in three consecutive deliveries to make a hat-trick. But Manpreet Gony managed to rebuild the innings and lead the scoreboard to 157 runs with 42 runs off 18 balls. In response, Gautam Gambhir and Eoin Morgan made a splendid 105-run stand. But once the pair was broken, the KKR team gave up to the opponents and Narine’s knock lost the cause.
- Samuel Badree(RCB) Vs MI
In 2017, the Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore witnessed an exciting low-score match and finally, the visiting team won the match. RCB managed to score 145 runs by Kohli’s 62 runs off 47 balls. On losing Jos Buttler, earlier, the Mumbai Indians faced a huge blow. Samuel Badree came to bowl in the third over of second innings and dismissed Mc Clenaghan, Mandeep, and Rohit Sharma to achieve his hat-trick. But Kieron Pollard managed to rebuild the innings from the score of 7-4. He made a knock of 70 runs off 47 balls to contribute to the victory of the team.