IPL 2021 RCB beat MI: Hat-Trick by Harshal Patel crushes Mumbai Indians, gives firm grip to him on Purple Cap

IPL 2021- Hat Trick for Harshal Patel as RCB beat MI: Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel dismissed Pollard, Pandya and Chahar of Mumbai Indians
IPL 2021- Hat Trick for Harshal Patel as RCB beat MI: Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel dismissed Pollard, Pandya and Chahar of Mumbai Indians

IPL 2021 Hat Trick for Harshal Patel as RCB beat MI: Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel on Sunday added another feather to his cap. He took a hat-trick in the 17th over by taking the wickets of Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Rahul Chahar. He is only the third player to take a hat-trick for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Others on the list are Praveen Kumar and Samuel Badree. His sensational bowling performance helped RCB stay on top half of the IPL 2021 Points Table. Follow IPL 2021 live updates on insidesport.co and live streaming on Star Sports & Hotstar.

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IPL 2021 Hat Trick for Harshal Patel, Purple Cap holder, as RCB beat MI:

Hat tricks for RCB in IPL

Praveen Kumar vs RR Bengaluru 2010
Samuel Badree vs MI Bengaluru 2017
Harshal Patel vs MI Dubai 2021*

Harshal Patel dusted all hopes for MI in the 17th over of the match after he took an incredible hattrick. Patel removed Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Rahul Chahar for his hat-trick as defending champions suffered a stunning collapse.

Most wickets by an uncapped player in an IPL season

23 Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB, 2015)
23 Harshal Patel (RCB, 2021) *
21 Sreenath Aravind (RCB, 2011)
21 Siddarth Kaul (SRH, 2018)

NOTE: Harshal Patel is the first player to take a hat-trick in IPL 2021. He has picked 9 wkts v MI so far in the ongoing season. This is the first time RCB beat MI twice in an IPL season.

IPL 2021 Hat Trick for Harshal Patel, Purple Cap holder, as RCB beat MI: Most wickets vs MI in an IPL season

  • 10 Dwayne Bravo (2013)
  • 9 Harshal Patel (2021) *
  • 8 Dwayne Bravo (2015)
  • 8 Mohit Sharma (2014)

“I was thinking if the batters can’t pick my slower balls then the bowlers also will find it difficult to spot (referring to his Chahar’s wicket that got him the hat-trick). I just bet on that. This is my sixth time being on a hat-trick and finally got one, so pretty happy,” Harshal Patel said post-match.

“He (Pollard) is somebody who can do damage if you bowl in his areas, we wanted to take him wide and then once you drag him wide you have the option to bluff him, that came off really well. The way Siraj started, he’s someone who sets the tempo for us and the way Maxi and Chahal bowled in the middle overs were absolutely brilliant. They were under pressure at the death and we executed really well,” he added.

IPL 2021 Hat Trick for Harshal Patel as RCB beat MI:

The RCB pacer also extended the lead in the Purple Cap list. He has gone past 20 wickets in the tournament. He has extended his lead against second-placed Avesh Khan of DC and new entrant to top 3 Jasprit Bumrah by a fair margin.

IPL 2021 Purple Cap Latest List – Harshal Patel on top

No. Player M Ins Ovs Runs Wkts BBI Avg Econ SR 4w/5w
1 Harshal Patel 10 10 36.2 312 23 5/27 13.56 8.58 9.47 1/1
2 Avesh Khan 10 10 38 287 15 3/32 19.13 7.55 15.20 0/0
3 Jasprit Bumrah 10 10 39 304 14 3/36 21.71 7.79 16.71 0/0
4 Chris Morris 8 8 30 271 14 4/23 19.35 9.03 12.85 1/0
5 Mohammad Shami 10 10 36.4 269 13 3/21 20.69 7.33 16.92 0/0

 

“It will take some time to sink in (on hat-trick’s feeling). For me, personally, I feel so good. I am able to execute my skills pretty well. I have the skills to bowl wide and at the heel as well,” Harshal Patel said at post-match conference.

MI bowling coach Zaheer Khan also shed light on Harshal Patel’s slower deliveries that got the wickets of Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya.

“He bowled really well, his slower ones has become a trend for this IPL,” he said.

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