Keshav Maharaj | South African spinner Keshav Maharaj takes hattrick against West Indies in second test SA vs WI
Keshav Maharaj immersed in celebration  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- Spinner Keshav Maharaj has taken a hat-trick
- He did it against the Windies
- Also he has made history
Saint Lucia: South Africa and West Indies are facing each other in the second test. In this Test being played in St Lucia, South African left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj has accomplished a big feat. He took the hattrail on the fourth day of the game and made history. He has become the second South African bowler to take a hat-trick in Tests. A South African player has taken a hat-trick after 61 years. Earlier, Geoff Griffin did this against England in 1960 at the historic Lord’s ground.
Keshav sent them to the pavilion
South Africa set a target of 324 runs for West Indies to win in the second and final Test. Windies lost their three wickets for a total of 107. In such a situation, he needed a big partnership, but Keshav Maharaj brought the host to his knees. The spinner completed the hat-trick in the 37th over by sending three players one after the other to the pavilion. He made players like Kieran Powell, Jason Holder and Joshua da Silva his prey for three consecutive balls. Keshav has become the first South African spinner to score a Test hat-trick.
All three batsmen took the catch
Keshav got all the three batsmen caught. He dismissed Powell, who was batting on the third ball of the 37th over. Powell, trying to score a big shot, gave the catch to Enrique Norkhia. Powell faced 116 balls and scored 51 runs. He hit 9 fours in his innings. Keshav then paralyzed Holder (0) in the hands of Keegan Pietersen on the fourth ball. At the same time, Keshan dismissed Joshua on the fifth ball. Wicketkeeper Joshua gave the catch to Mulder.
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