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06-23-2010, 07:09 AM #1
Maharoof takes hat-trick against IndiaFarveez Maharoof celebrated his comeback to the Sri Lankan team with a hat-trick against India in the 39th over of the innings. In fact, India lost four wickets off fours balls and that pegged the Indians back. Maharoof’s hat-trick was the fourth by a Sri Lankan.
Batting first, India were cruising along at 189/4 with Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni at the crease. Dhoni was then run-out at the non-striker’s end off the last ball of the 38th over, that brought Ravindra Jadeja on to bat.
Jadeja was LBW by Maharoof, and this was followed by an inside-edge by Praveen Kumar off the same bowler and Zaheer Khan followed him with an edge to the wicket-keeper, that Sangakkara held. Maharoof joined Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga, who have got hat-tricks for Sri Lanka....being a human...