In the second ODI match between Zimbabwe and Netherlands, off-spinner Wessly Madhevere caused a dramatic turnaround by taking a hat-trick in the 43rd over. Although Zimbabwe had been all out for 271 runs in 49.2 overs, the second innings witnessed some excitement similar to the first ODI. The key partnership of Zimbabwe was a 104-run stand between Sean Williams (77) and Clive Madande (52). Meanwhile, Shariz Ahmad played a starring role for Netherlands, taking his first five-wicket haul in ODI cricket by claiming 5/43.
Zimbabwe emerged victorious in a thrilling match by a margin of just one run, with the hat-trick proving to be a crucial turning point in the game.
Sri Lankan team has registered the most number of hat-tricks (9) in ODI cricket followed by Pakistan team (8). Here is the list of all fifty hat-tricks recorded by countries:
Sri Lanka (9)
New Zealand (4)
South Africa (4)
West Indies (2)
A hat-trick in cricket is a rare and remarkable achievement where a bowler takes three wickets in three consecutive deliveries. It is considered one of the most difficult feats to achieve in the game and is highly regarded among cricket fans and players alike. While hat-tricks are not as common in One Day International (ODI) cricket as they are in Test cricket, they are still a rare and exciting occurrence. In this article, we will take a look at some of the most memorable hat-tricks in ODI cricket.
Jalal-ud-Din (Pakistan) – 1982
Jalal-ud-Din became the first bowler in ODI cricket history to take a hat-trick during Pakistan’s tour of Australia in 1982. In the third match of the series, he dismissed Rod Marsh, Bruce Yardley, and Geoff Lawson in consecutive deliveries. Despite his heroics, Pakistan went on to lose the match by 7 wickets.
Chetan Sharma (India) – 1987
Chetan Sharma created history in 1987 when he became the first Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in ODI cricket. During the World Cup match against New Zealand, Sharma sent Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith, and Ewen Chatfield to the pavilion to help India win the match by 16 runs.
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan) – 1999
Saqlain Mushtaq, the former Pakistan spinner, is one of the greatest bowlers in ODI cricket history. In 1999, during the Coca-Cola Cup match against Zimbabwe, he recorded a hat-trick. He dismissed Henry Olonga, Adam Huckle, and Pommie Mbangwa to help Pakistan win the match by 148 runs.
Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) – 2011
Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lankan fast bowler, is one of the most successful bowlers in T20 cricket history. He is also one of the few bowlers to take a hat-trick in ODI cricket. During the World Cup match against Kenya in 2011, Malinga dismissed Tanmay Mishra, Peter Ongondo, and Shem Ngoche.
Kuldeep Yadav (India) – 2017
Kuldeep Yadav, the Indian left-arm spinner, achieved the rare feat of taking a hat-trick in an ODI match against Australia in 2017. He dismissed Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar, and Pat Cummins in back-to-back deliveries to take India across the boundary line by 50 runs.
Mohammed Shami (India) – 2019
Mohammed Shami, the Indian fast bowler, achieved the rare feat of taking a hat-trick in an ODI match against Afghanistan in the 2019 World Cup. He dismissed Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the same over which led India to win the game by 11 runs.
The above-listed hat-tricks in ODI cricket are some of the most memorable and remarkable achievements in the game.