Watch: Mitchell Starc creates history with two hat-tricks in same match

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Nov 07, 2017, 01:51 PM(IST)

England?s Jason Roy looks dejected after losing his wicket as Australia?s Mitchell Starc appeals Photograph:( Reuters )

Australia's Mitchell Starc has created history by taking two hat-tricks in the same game.  

The Australian paceman took the last three wickets of each innings, finishing with seven in total, as his New South Wales side beat Western Australia by 171 runs.

The 27-year-old becomes the first bowler to complete the feat in the same Shield match and is only the eighth player to do it in a first-class game.

Starc's feat was the first instance since Amin Lakhani managed to do the same for a Combined XI against India in a warm-up match at Multan in Pakistan in 1978.

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He is continuing his comeback from injury before the Ashes this winter.

Starc missed Australia's tour of Bangladesh in August with a foot injury.

Australia take on England in the first of five Ashes Test matches in Brisbane, starting on November 23.

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Australian leg-spinner Jimmy Matthews remains the only player to take two hat-tricks in a Test match after he did it against South Africa in Manchester in 1912.


 

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