How can a bowler claim hattrick taking 3 wicket in 3 different overs

August 13, 2022 | Rahul Shriwastav

Three wickets in three straight deliveries are referred to as a "hattrick." The majority of us have heard or witnessed a bowler complete a hat trick in two different overs. However, is it possible to claim a hat-trick by taking 3 wickets from three different overs?

And the answer is yes. It is possible and even it's happened in the international game. 

Let's see it in detail.

Merv Hughes, an Australian bowler did it against West Indies in a test match in 1988-89.

Here, is how it happened. 

1st wicket: Merv Hughes dismissed a batsman in the last ball of the over. 

2nd Wicket: In the first ball of his next over, Merv Hughes gets another wicket and that was the last wicket of the west indies. Hence, West Indies was all out. 

West Indies comes to bat in the second inning

3rd Wicket: Merv Hughes get's the wicket in his very first ball. He took the wicket of Curtly Ambrose. 

This was his 3rd consecutive wicket. This is how he get's a hat-trick. 

Yes, its rare in the cricket but it happened and remained only occassion of this rare incidence.


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