Samuel Badree carnage with the ball took a hat-trick to dent the Mumbai Indians innings in the second over of the match.
Badree took three wickets on the trot, scalping the wickets of Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan and Rohit Sharma to take RCB back in the game. In the first over of the innings, Stuart Binny got rid of dangerous Jos Buttler.
He got Parthiv’s wicket by making him drive through the covers. Badree had intentionally put Chris Gayle at short cover position to take the catch and this is what happened.
Mumbai then did a KKR by sending Mitchell McClenaghan at number 4 to try and make some quick runs. The plan failed as he hit one up in the air. After the fall of the third wicket came Rohit Sharma, who was too lazy to come forward and before he knew the ball entered between his pad and bat to disturb his stumps, giving Samuel Badree a rare hattrick.
This is not the first time that Badree has taken spree of wickets at the start of the innings. In Big Bash League in 2016, he took five wickets for Brisbane Heat under the first six overs to dismantle the Melbourne Stars’ innings.
Badree magic is here again and at a time when his team needed it the most.