In the first semi-final match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy, Karnataka defeated Haryana by 8 wickets to advance to the final. In this match played in Surat on Friday, Karnataka fast bowler Abhimanyu Mithun took 5 wickets from six balls while bowling tremendously. It also includes a hat-trick. He did this feat in the last over of Haryana’s innings. This was his second hat-trick within 40 days.
Along with taking a hat-trick in this match, Mithun also became the first bowler in the country to take a hat-trick in all three formats of domestic cricket. Mithun had earlier taken a hat-trick against Uttar Pradesh in the 2009 Ranji Trophy (first class) and against Tamil Nadu in the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy (List-A) last month. Abhimanyu Mithun Took Five wickets.
Mithun became the first bowler to take five wickets in an over.
Mithun also became the first bowler to take five wickets in an over in T20 cricket. No one had done this feat before them. Apart from this, he also became the second bowler to take four wickets in four consecutive balls in this format. Before him, this feat was done by Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga in the T20 match against New Zealand this year.
Mithun took five wickets from six balls like this
Mithun was the first to dismiss Himanshu Rana (61) and Rahul Tewatia (32) in the last over of Haryana’s innings. Then he completed his hat-trick by dismissing Sumit Kumar (0). After this, Amit Mishra (0) was dismissed on the next ball. The next ball was wide and Jitesh Saroha took a run on the fifth ball. On the last ball of the innings, he walked Jayant Yadav (0).
Match score card
In the match, the Haryana team, losing the toss and batting first, scored 194 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs. In which Himanshu Rana scored the highest 61 and Chaitanya Bishnoi scored 55 runs. Mithun took 5/39 wickets in four overs. In response, Karnataka won the match by scoring 195 runs for 2 wickets in 15 overs. Now in the finals to be held in Surat on 1 December, they will face either team from Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.
Mithun’s cricket career
This fast bowler has also played 4 Tests and 5 ODIs for India. He took 9 wickets in 8 innings of his Test career, while he has 3 wickets in ODIs. In domestic cricket, Mithun has taken 304 wickets in 95 first-class matches, 128 wickets in 91 List-A matches and 65 wickets in 68 T20 matches.