RCB all-rounder claimed a magnificent hat-trick for his team against Mumbai Indians in match 39 of IPL 2021. Notably, this is also the first hat-trick in IPL 2021. Harshal Patel had been holding the Purple Cap this year when the IPL 2021 UAE leg began as he had done exceptionally well in the first leg of the tournament.
Mumbai Indians took on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 39th match in IPL 2021 as they won the toss in Dubai and they elected to field first. However, RCB skipper Virat Kohli was once again on fire with the bat as he smashed another scintillating half-century and a half-century from Glenn Maxwell made sure RCB finished on a high score of 165 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.
Watch: Harshal Patel Claims A Sensational Hat Trick Against Mumbai Indians
As Royal Challengers Bangalore started their mission with the ball, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock dented their hopes as both the batsmen gave Mumbai a fiery start and stitched a 50-run partnership for the first wicket. However, after de Kock’s dismissal, the wickets kept falling at regular intervals and Mumbai Indians were bowled out for 111 runs.
However, what went unfolded for Mumbai Indians in the second innings was much shameful than the defeat. Harshal Patel, the RCB all-rounder, claimed a hat-trick for the Red giants of the IPL as he sent back Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, and Rahul Chahar on back-to-back deliveries in the 17th over of the game.
Harshal Patel The Hero As RCB Make First Stride Towards IPL 2021 Playoffs
With the massive win over Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore have now claimed the 3rd spot in the IPL 2021 points table. They now hold 12 points in the table whereas, Delhi Capitals (DC) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK_ have already qualified for the IPL 2021 playoffs. Mumbai, on the other hand, now stand on a sharp knife.
Mumbai Indians will now have to win all their remaining matches to keep their playoff hopes alive. RCB will have to win 2 out of their 4 remaining games in order to qualify for the IPL 2021 playoffs.
Watch the video of Harshal Patel’s hat-trick here: