Kagiso Rabada took 4 for 29 as Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs in the second qualifier in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. They have made it to their first-ever IPL final and will take on Mumbai Indians for the much-coveted title on November 12.
Meanwhile, Rabada took three wickets in three balls in the match to turn the game in Delhi’s favor in the final overs. However, as per cricketing rules that will not be counted a hat-trick as pr the laws of the game. Hat-tricks have to be taken of three successive deliveries and Rabada took three wickets in four balls for which his hat-trick was not counted.
Here’s Why Kagiso Rabada Missed a Hattrick in Qualifier 2
It was the 19th over of the SRH chase where Kagiso Rabada was brought back into the attack by DC skipper Shreyas Iyer. He dismissed Abdul Samad and Rashid Khan of successive deliveries and stood a chance to take a hat-trick in the third ball. Unfortunately, he bowled a wide delivery and then dismissed Sreevats Goswami of the very next ball. Thus he took three wickets of four deliveries in which his hat-trick delivery was a wide ball, which was counted as well.
Also, hat-tricks are taken within a match scenario and not beyond that. Hat-tricks cannot be carry forwarded to the Super Over and neither to the next game.
Meanwhile, after yesterday’s match-winning performance, Kagiso Rabada is back to leading the wickets tally with 29 wickets. He also has a purple cap at the moment with him. Jasprit Bumrah is second on the list with 27 wickets followed by Trent Boult with 22 wickets.
Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals will play the IPL 2020 final. While Delhi are chasing their maiden IPL title, Mumbai are eyeing their fifth. Mumbai have beaten in both the league matches and also in the first qualifier.