Hat-trick and century in IPL… Sunil Narine became the third all-rounder to do so; See who is included in the list theinsiderinsight

IPL 2024: It seems as if the 17th season of the Indian Premier League is about to set new records. Sunil Narine has scored the first century of his cricket career in the match against Rajasthan Royals played on Tuesday. He has set many records because of this century innings. He played an innings of 109 runs in 56 balls against RR. Now Narine has also made a record in his name, which till now only Rohit Sharma and Shane Watson were able to make his name. Sunil Narine has become only the third player in the history of IPL to score a century and a hat-trick.

Sunil Narine became only the third player to score a century and a hat-trick.

Sunil Narine has scored a century in 49 balls against Rajasthan Royals. As a bowler, he took a hat-trick against Punjab Kings while playing for KKR in 2013. Narine had dismissed David Hussey, Azhar Mahmood and Gurkeerat Singh on 3 consecutive balls. If we look at Sunil Narine's IPL career, he has scored 1,322 runs in 168 matches, playing 1 century and 5 half-centuries. On the other hand, as a bowler, he has trapped the batsmen in his spin 168 times in 168 matches.

Before Narine, Rohit Sharma has also done this, who has 2 centuries in his name in IPL. In the early days of his career, Rohit also used to bowl regularly. While playing for Deccan Chargers in 2009, he sent Abhishek Nair, Harbhajan Singh and JP Duminy to the pavilion on 3 consecutive balls. Apart from Narine and Rohit, Shane Watson is the third player who, apart from scoring a century, has also taken a hat-trick. Australian batsman Watson had played not one or two but 4 century innings in his IPL career. Watson took a hat-trick against Sunrisers Hyderabad while playing for Rajasthan Royals in 2014. Watson had sent Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques and Karn Sharma to the pavilion on 3 consecutive balls.

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Sunil Narine scored the first century of his career, became the third batsman to score a century for KKR.

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