Twitter erupts as Keshav Maharaj gets 1st hattrick ever in a 4th innings of a test
South Africa routed West Indies in the 2nd test of the two test series as West Indies with their fragile batting was not expect to chase down 324 in the 4th innings against a quality Protea attack. However, the biggest incident was a historic hattrick by South African left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj who became the first bowler ever in test cricket to get a hattrick in the 4th innings of a test match and 46th player overall in Test cricket to achieve a hattrick.
West Indies just cross 100 when Maharaj first got left-hander Kieron Powell for 51 as he tried to lift him over deep midwicket & was caught by Nortje. Off the next ball which was the 4th ball of the over Maharaj got Holder who push forward and was caught at forward short leg. 2 in 2 for Maharaj. Twitter erupts as Keshav Maharaj gets 1st hattrick ever in a 4th innings of a test.
Finally off the 5th ball Joshua Da Silva dabbed it towards the leg. But was spectacularly caught by Wiaan Moulder at leg slip in reflex action stretching his right hand as he dived to his right. It was a sensational catch on the hattrick ball that was follow by frantic celebrations by the Proteas. As they were running in all directions. Maharaj did a slide on the ground and was soon hemme in by Rabada and Ngidi. Both Maharaj and Moulder were envelope by all the fielders with a couple hilariously falling on the ground. In the process of their exciting celebrations.
Maharaj’s feat had the twitter bubbling in excitement with even the Indian fans. However, who are currently too engross in the tense WTC final showing their glee. Hattrick by bowlers are sensational happenings in cricket and it does not happen regularly in tests.
Maharaj became the 2nd South African bowler to take a test hattrick and the first in 61 long years. His hattrick took the tourists to an easy test win.
Above all, Let’s look at some of the Twitter reactions and the video of Maharaj’s hattrick