Sydney (November 8, 2017): Australian pacer Mitchell Starc seems to be on a roll as he picked his second hat-trick in the same game. Starc had first sent a warning to England’s batsmen with a hat-trick for New South Wales (NSW) in a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney on Monday. He followed it up with another one yesterday.
A message posted on Twitter by NSW Blues said: “He has got it! Unbelievable!!! @mstarc56 has got his second hat-trick of the match to win the game! Fairy tale stuff! Incredible scenes!”
It may be mentioned here that On Monday the left-arm bowler ripped through the Western Australia tail, first bowling Jason Behrendorf, then trapping David Moody leg before wicket before scattering the stumps of Simon Mackin with consecutive deliveries.
Starc finished with four for 56 from 20 overs to go with his career-best haul of eight for 73 against South Australia at Adelaide Oval late last month.
It capped an impressive domestic match for Australia’s two Test strike bowlers- Starc and Josh Hazlewood.
Hazlewood took three for 13 on the way to figures of three for 24 in Western Australia’s first innings of 176.
Starc and Hazlewood are expected to share the new ball in the opening Test of the Ashes series against England in Brisbane, starting on November 23.