Starc repeats his hat-trick heroics

first_imgAUSTRALIA’s Mitchell Starc has made history by taking a second hat-trick in the same Sheffield Shield game.The 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.(Scores: New South Wales 270 (Smith 76, Richardson 4-47) and 6 for 300 dec (Smith 127, Patterson 66) beat Western Australia 176 (Bancroft 76*, Starc 4-56) and 223 (S Marsh 91, Starc 3-41) 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.He is continuing his comeback from injury before the Ashes this winter.Starc missed Australia’s tour of Bangladesh in August with a foot problem.In his only other four-day game since returning, Starc took 10 wickets in the match, including 8-73 in the second innings, as NSW hammered South Australia.The first Ashes Test begins in Brisbane on 23 November.TWO HAT-TRICKS IN ONE FIRST-CLASS MATCHAlfred Shaw – Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire, at Nottingham in 1884Albert Trott – Middlesex v Somerset, at Lord’s in 1907Jimmy Matthews – Australia v South Africa, at Old Trafford in 1912Charlie Parker – Gloucestershire v Middlesex, at Bristol in 1924Roland Jenkins – Worcestershire v Surrey, at Worcester in 1949Joginder Rao – Services v North Punjab, at Amritsar in 1963Amin Lakhani – Combined XI v Indians, at Multan in 1979Mitchell Starc – NSW v Western Australia, at Hurstville in 2017last_img

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