Question: Who was the first bowler to pick a one day hat-trick?
- Bruce Reid
Correct Answer – Jalal-ud-din
Who was the first bowler to pick a one day hat-trick?
Jalal-ud-din was the first bowler to pick a one day hat-trick
Jalal-ud-din, a former Pakistani cricketer, is credited with being the first player to take a hat-trick in One Day International (ODI) cricket. Jalal-ud-din achieved this feat during Pakistan’s match against Australia on October 20, 1982, in Hyderabad, India.
In that match, Australia was batting first and had scored 233 runs for the loss of four wickets. In the 49th over of the innings, Jalal-ud-din took three wickets in successive deliveries, dismissing Rod Marsh, Bruce Yardley, and Geoff Lawson, to become the first player in ODI history to take a hat-trick. He finished with figures of 3 wickets for 54 runs in his 10 overs.
Jalal-ud-din’s hat-trick helped Pakistan restrict Australia to 244 runs, and they went on to win the match by two wickets. This was the first time a hat-trick had been taken in ODI cricket, and it remains a historic moment in the history of the game.