Jasprit Bumrah became the third Indian to claim a hat-trick in Test cricket. Bumrah displayed exceptional bowling skills against the West Indies in Jamaica as he took his fifth five-wicket haul in Test cricket on Saturday.
In the process, Jasprit Bumrah joined the likes of Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan, who had achieved the feat (taking a hat-trick) in Test matches against Australia and Pakistan, respectively. This was Bumrah’s second five-wicket haul in two innings, the 25-year-old had picked up a five-wicket haul in the second innings of the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua.
Coming on for a second spell in the home side’s reply to India’s first-innings total of 416, the 25-year-old fast bowler dismissed Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase off successive deliveries in his fourth over to join seamer Irfan Pathan and spinner Harbhajan Singh as the only Indian cricketers to have taken Test hat-tricks.
Bumrah’s achievement was unusual in that it necessitated a review of the third decision to confirm the dismissal.