The Ashes: Mitchell Starc finds ominous form with two hat-tricks in one match

first_imgAustralia pacer Mitchell Starc became the first bowler since 1979 to take two hat-tricks in one match.Starc became the eighth bowler to achieve the feat. R.O. Jenkins, Amin Lakhani, T.J. Matthews, C.W.L. Parker, J.S. Rao, A. Shaw and A.E. Trott had also claimed two hat-tricks in the same match.In fact, Rao and Trott had taken two hat-tricks in the same innings.Starc had fired an ominous warning to England ahead of the Ashes series with a hat-trick for New South Wales on the second day of a Sheffield Shield match on Monday.He has got it! Unbelievable!!! @mstarc56 has got his second hat-trick of the match to win the game! Fairy tale stuff!Incredible scenes!- NSW Blues (@CricketNSWBlues) November 7, 2017HAT-TRICK! Again! Unreal from @mstarc56.Watch here: #SheffieldShield (@CricketAus) November 7, 2017Great win by the Blues. 2 hat tricks in 1 match by @mstarc56 was something special to witness? Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) November 7, 2017The quick, who will spearhead Australia’s attack when the series begins later this month, claimed the wickets of Jason Behrendorff, David Moody and Simon Mackin in successive deliveries to end Western Australia’s first innings.Behrendorff and Mackin were bowled by trademark Starc yorkers in the four-day match at Hurstville Oval while Moody was adjudged lbw trying to defend another.The left-armer finished with figures of 4-65, while Josh Hazlewood, who is likely open the bowling with Starc against England, did the damage at the top of the Western Australian order with 3-24.advertisementIn the second innings, with Western Australia chasing 395, Starc delivered victory for New South Wales by removing Behrendorff, Moody and Wells.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img

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