Chirag Jani has been a star in the final for Saurashtra and now he has a hattrick to showcase for his great performance.
He picked up 3 scalps in the 49th over of the match to remove the likes of Saurabh Navale, R Hangargekar, and Vicky Otswal in the first three deliveries of the over.
Chirag Jani takes hattrick against Maharashtra
Saurashtra had a firm grip in the game until this far. But Naushad and Naval might have made a comeback in the final overs. Jani ensured that none of that happened with his stupendous bowling skills.
He bowled three quick full length balls to dismiss each of the batters.
Saurabh Navale was the first one to depart on the first ball of the 49th over. He was looking to make room outside leg stump and the ball crashed into his stumps.
In the very next ball, Rajvardhan Hangargekar was removed for a naught by a riveting yorker. Before the youngster could even flinch a muscle the wickets had been castled.
Vicky Otswal was the third one to be dismissed in the third ball. He was given out LBW as the ball stuck in front of the stumps. The umpire didn’t have much doubts in his mind regarding the wicket.
This carnage in the 49th over helped Saurashtra restrict Maharashtra for a score of 248 in 50 overs.
Earlier their captain Ruturaj Gaikwad had scored another century. His score of 108 helped Maharashtra reach a pole position, but they couldn’t capitalize on that, thanks to some disciplined bowling by Saurashtra.