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Ask Rajneesh: Who took the first hat-trick in ODIs?

February 11, 2009

Loads of questions arise in your mind regarding the game of cricket and its records. Our expert cricket statistician Rajneesh Gupta will answer your questions in this regular feature.

Here are a few questions answered:

Name: Kishan Singh Bajeli
Question: Who took the first hat-trick in ODIs?

Rajneesh Gupta: Pakistan's Jalaluddin was the first bowler to claim a hat-trick in one-day internationals. He performed the feat by dismissing Australia's Rodney Marsh, Bruce Yardley and Geoff Lawson with the last three balls of his seventh over in the first of a three-match series at Hyderabad (Sind) on September 20, 1982.

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