Gujarat Lions fast bowler Andrew Tye broke the record of best figures by a debutant in IPL history since its inception in 2008. The Australian fast bowler was at his best in yesterday night match against Rising Pune Supergiant taking 5/17 including a hat trick. Suresh Raina-led side won the match by 7 wickets to register their first victory of the tournament.

Andrew Tye took the wicket of Rahul Tripathi in the 6th over to end a strong partnership for the second wicket. He also dismissed dangerous Ben Stokes to put pressure on Rising Pune Supergiant. In the last over, Tye dismissed Ankit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, and Shardul Thakur to take the second hat trick of the tournament. The first one of the day was Samuel Badree who took a hat-trick against Mumbai Indians but was not enough for RCB to win the match.

IPL 2017, Andrew Tye
Andrew Tye registered Hat-trick on his IPL debut. (Picture Credits – Hindustan Times/BCCI)

The previous best figures by a debutant in IPL history was the Rawalpindi express Shoaib Akhtar who took 4 wickets for 11 runs for Kolkata Knight Riders against Delhi Daredevils in 2008. In that match, KKR won the match by 23 runs despite scoring just 133 runs.

Andrew Tye bowled with great control and did not allow Rising Pune Supergiant batsmen to score runs with ease. When things were going tough for Gujarat Lions, he picked important wickets and stem the flow of runs.  He was playing the first match of the tournament after losing the first two matches badly.

It was an amazing bowling spell by Tye to restrict Rising Pune Supergiant to just 171. Andrew Tye deceived the batsmen with variations and made the runs scoring tough.