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Hat-trick hero

Steven LynchJune 25, 2014
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Stuart Broad took his second Test hat-trick against Sri Lanka. How many other bowlers have done this? asked Trevor Badham

Stuart Broad's hat-trick at Headingley made him the first England bowler to take two in Tests, following his similar effort against against India at Trent Bridge in 2011.

Only three other bowlers have managed two hat-tricks in Tests. The old Australian off-spinner Hugh Trumble took one against England in Melbourne in 1901-02, and two years later, also at the MCG, took another in his final Test, against England again.

At Old Trafford in 1912, playing against South Africa in the Triangular Tournament, the Australian legspinner Jimmy Matthews uniquely took two hat-tricks in the same game - one in each innings.

Many years later, Wasim Akram joined the list, with hat-tricks in successive Tests against Sri Lanka - in the qualifying round of the Asian Test Championship in Lahore in March 1999, and shortly afterwards in the final in Dhaka. Wasim also took two hat-tricks in one-day internationals.

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