Former India seamer Mithun takes five wickets in one over


Abhimanyu Mithun produced a remarkable over in the semi-final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as he claimed five wickets in his team’s victory.

The 30-year-old Karnataka seamer, who represented India in four Tests and five one-day internationals between 2010 and 2011, went for 37 runs in his opening three overs but came back with a bang.

He picked up four wickets from his first four balls, bowled a wide and gave up a single before removing Jayant Yadav with the final ball of Haryana’s innings to cap a remarkable over.

His victims on Friday included India veteran Amit Mishra, whose team ended up losing by eight wickets as KL Rahul and Devdutt Padikkal both made half-centuries to help Karnataka chase down 195 with five overs to spare.

Mithun claimed a hat-trick in the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy earlier this year and is the first bowler to take a hat-trick in all three of India’s domestic tournaments.