List of records made by Vinay Kumar with his hat-trick against Mumbai in Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Here are some intriguing numbers after Karnataka captain Vinay Kumar claimed hat-trick against Mumbai in Ranji Trophy 2017-18

List of records made by Vinay Kumar with his hat-trick against Mumbai in Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Vinay Kumar

Vinay Kumar takes his 2nd hat-trick in First-Class cricket © Getty Images

Karnataka captain Vinay Kumar has once again proved why he is amongst the greatest cricketer produced by the team. Having played more than 100 First-Class match, Vinay ran-through Mumbai’s batting line-up in the ongoing quarter-final match of Ranji Trophy 2017-18 at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur. It was his magical hat-trick that triggered Mumbai’s collapse. Playing his 100th FC match for Karnatkaka, Vinay’s hat-trick includes both the Mumbai’s openers — Prithvi Shaw and Jay Bista, followed by newcomer Akash Parkar at number 4.

With this hat-trick, Vinay registered numerous records under his name and here we present some of them.

2 bowlers to have taken hat-trick against Mumbai in FC cricket history before Vinay. They are Kalyanasundaram and Raghuram Bhat in 1972-73 and 1981-82 season respectively. Interestingly, all three hat-tricks came in knock-out matches of tournament — Kalyanasundaram in final, Bhat in semi-final and Vinay in quarter-final.

FC hat-trick against Mumbai

Bowler

Team

BBI

Venue

Season

Kalyanasundaram

Tamil Nadu

4-8

Madras Cricket Club Ground, Chepauk

1972-73

Raghuram Bhat

Karnataka

8-123

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

1981-82

Vinay Kumar

Karnataka

6-34

Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur

2017-18

3 bowlers to have claimed FC hat-trick at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur before Vinay — Subhash Jhanji, Rakesh Dhruve and Umesh Yadav in 1963-64, 2010-11 and 2015-16 season respectively.

FC hat-trick at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur

Bowler

Team

Against

BBI

Season

Subhash Jhanji

Uttar Pradesh

Vidarbha

6-24

1963-64

Rakesh Dhruve

Gujarat

Vidarbha

5-21

2013-14

Umesh Yadav

Vidarbha

Rajasthan

4-45

2015-16

Vinay Kumar

Karnataka

Mumbai

6-34

2017-18

2nd hat-trick for Vinay in FC history. His first one came in 2007-08 against Maharashtra. Moreover, the second hat-trick makes Vinay enter the rare club of cricketers to have multiple hat-tricks in Ranji Trophy history.

Multiple hat-tricks in Ranji Trophy

Bowler

No. of hat-tricks

Team

Against

BBI

Season

Joginder Rao

3

Services

Jammu & Kashmir and Northern Punjab (twice)

7-30

1963-64

Anil Kumble

2

Karnataka

Andhra and Orissa

6-41

1991-92 and 1997-98

Pritam Gandhe

2

Vidarbha

Rajasthan and Services

8-61

1993-94 and 2008-09

Vinar Kumar

2

Karnataka

Maharashtra and Mumbai

6-34

2007-08 and 2017-18

Note: Joginder Rao’s two hat-trick against Northern Punjab came in same innings of the match.

7th captain to have claimed hat-trick in Ranji Trophy history and 3rd from Karnataka — Vinay. Moreover, Vinay is only the 3rd captain to achieve this rare feat in this century. In addition, no captain has achieved this record against Mumbai other than Vinay.

Captains taking hat-trick in Ranji Trophy
Captain Team Against Venue Season
Shute Banerjee Bihar  Delhi Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur  1948-49
Shan Nyalchand Saurashtra  Baroda Sahu Club Ground, Dharangadhra 1961-62
Anil Kumble Karnataka Andhra Ukku Stadium, Visakhapatnam  1991-92
Arshad Ayub Hyderbad Kerala Nehru Stadium, Kottayam 1993-94
Anil Kumble Karnataka Orissa Ispat Stadium, Rourkela 1997-98
Sony Cheruvathur Kerala Gujarat Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, Surat 2007-08
Pritam Gandhe Vidarbha Services Palam A Ground, Model Sports Complex, Delhi  2008-09
Vinay Kumar Karnataka Mumbai Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur 2017-18

Note: Kumble is the only captain to take multiple hat-tricks in Ranji Trophy history.

5 bowlers to have taken hat-trick in knock-out matches of Ranji Trophy history before Vinay. The Karnataka captain becomes 6th bowler in the list. Interestingly, he is the 3rd bowler to do so against Mumbai.

Hat-trick in Ranji Trophy knock-out matches

Bowler

Team

Against

Match

Venue

Season

Chandra Sarwate

Holkar

Bihar

Quarter-final

Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur

1948-49

B Kalyanasundaram

Tamil Nadu

Mumbai

Final

Madras Cricket Club Ground, Chepauk, Madras

1972-73

Raghuram Bhat

Karnataka

Mumbai

Semi-final

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

1981-82

Saradindu Mukherjee

Bengal

Hyderabad

Semi-final

Gymkhana Ground, Secunderabad

1989-90

Sagarmoy Sensharma

Bengal

Delhi

Pre-quarter final

Eden Gardens, Calcutta

1993-94

Vinay Kumar

Karnataka

Mumbai

Quarter-final

Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur

2017-18

14 balls under which the hat-trick was claimed by Vinay — the least number of balls bowled at the start of a Ranji Trophy match before taking hat-trick. No cricketer before Vinay claimed it even inside 10th over of a Ranji match.

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