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Twitter Reacts as Incredible Mitchell Starc Wins it for New South Wales Blues with another Hat-Trick 

Twitter Reacts as Incredible Mitchell Starc Wins it for New South Wales Blues with another Hat-Trick
Starc send ominous warning to England batsmen. Photo Credit: AAP.

Being in a red-hot form, Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc created history on November 7 (Tuesday) when he claimed his second hat-trick in the space of two days – to blow-off Western Australia in the same match at Hurstville Oval in Sydney.

Interestingly, simply incredible 27-year-old speedster Starc become the first bowler in Australian premium domestic JLT Sheffield Shield competition to achieve the feat of two hat-tricks, in a four-day fixture against Mitchell Marsh-led Warriors on the final day of the second round of the Shield.

Delivering big ahead of the Magellan Ashes campaign, Starc dismissed Jason Behrendorff and David Moody (king pair) in his 15th over before returning to deceive Jonathan Wells (16 off 73), who nicked a ball to see skipper Steven Smith erupting in joy after completing a regulation catch at first slip.

This is how it unfolded; the right-handed batter Behrendorff was caught on nought after facing 13 balls by gloveman Peter Nevill before Starc rattled moody following a peach of a delivery that jagged back.

However, after 39 years, the left-arm pace portent Starc became an eighth overall player in the first-class set-up – to take two hat-tricks in a single game and has subsequently become the first player to do so on Australian soil owing to his cunning accuracy and hostile approach with the cherry.

Moreover, T.J Matthews was the first player in Australian national team to achieve the milestone against South Africa in 1912 at Manchester in England.

So much so, the seventh player, who took two hat-tricks, was Amin Lakhani, who represented Combined XI in 1978-79 when he bagged the hat-trick against Indians in Multan.

Starc-led Blues to a 171-run victory over Warriors as he finished his figures with of three for 41 in 15.1 overs.

Adding to the surprise, after Starc dismissed Simon Mackin in the first innings to register his first hat-trick of the ongoing edition of the Shield competition, Starc repeated what he did in the first innings to send back Behrendorff and Moody in a bid to wrap up the Warriors tail.

WA was bundled out for 223 in 77.1 overs after chasing the target of 395, as Blues declared at 300 for six in its second innings.

Paceman Josh Hazlewood also picked three wickets followed by two each from Pat Cummins and off-spinner Nathan Lyon.

Pace spearhead is representing his domestic side in 72 first-class games in which he claimed 274 scalps at an average of 26.41.

Concluding, Starc picked seven wickets in the match, before he was adjudged, Man of the Match. In six innings of Shield competition so far, Starc claimed 21 wickets.

This is how Twittersphere reacted over Man of the Moment Starc’s performance, who registered yet another Shield hat-trick:

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