20 September is a very special day in the history of ODI cricket.
For the first time in ODIs, a bowler took a hat-trick
Despite this, the bowler was able to play only 8 ODIs and 6 Tests.
New Delhi. In his second match, if a bowler can change ODI history. Despite this, if his career lasts only 8 matches, then it will be said to be a surprising thing. But, this happened with a bowler, who had links with Pakistan and had done a big job in ODI cricket on this day i.e. on 20 September. Before telling this, let us tell you the name of the bowler. The name of this bowler was Jalaluddin. This Pakistan pacer took the first hat-trick of ODI cricket on September 20, 1982. He achieved this feat against Australia. Despite this, this bowler got a chance to play 6 more ODIs after this and his career was over.
Jalaluddin, who had one-day experience, was given a chance in the home series against Australia in September 1982. Imran Khan was not a part of this series due to muscle strain. In his absence, Zaheer Abbas took over the command of the Pakistan team. The first ODI was played between the two countries at the Niaz Stadium in Hyderabad (Sindh). In this match, Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first. Pakistan gave a target of 230 runs to Australia in that match of 40 overs. Pakistan’s opener Mohsin played an innings of 104 runs.
In reply, Graeme Wood and Bruce Laird gave Australia a quick start. The pair added 104 runs in 23 overs for Australia. After this, Tauseef Ahmed took three wickets for Australia within 5 runs. However, the pair of Allan Border and John Dyson took Australia’s score to 157 runs. Jalaluddin broke this partnership by getting the border out.
Jalaluddin took a hat-trick in the second match
After this Jalaluddin did that in ODI cricket, which had never happened before. Australia’s score was 162 runs and Jalaluddin came to bowl his seventh over. He showed the way to the pavilion to 3 Australian batsmen on the last three balls of this over. First, Jalaluddin clean bowled wicketkeeper Rodney Marsh (1).
Hunted Bruce Yardley (0) on the next ball and then completed his hat-trick by dismissing Geoff Lawson (0). Australia’s team could score only 170 runs for the loss of 9 wickets and Pakistan won that match by 59 runs. Centurveer Mohsin was adjudged man of the match in place of Jalaluddin, who took the hat-trick.
The hat-trick was celebrated the next day.
Interestingly, Jalaluddin celebrated his hat-trick the next day as he did not know that he became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in ODIs. He himself disclosed this in an interview. Jalaluddin had said that when the records were checked the next day after this match, it was found that this has happened for the first time in ODIs.
Jalaluddin, who created a sensation by taking a hat-trick in his second match, did not have a big career. He played 6 more ODIs after this match and took 14 wickets in total. He played 6 Tests for Pakistan and took 11 wickets in it.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 20, 2022, 06:00 IST