Jordan Clarke picks the second hat-trick for the club after Higgs in 1968
Jordon Clarke achieves a remarkable feat in county cricket by picking the second-ever hat-trick for Lancashire. He bagged dream scalps in his hat-trick phenomenon during the day one of England’s Division 1 County.
Root, Williamson and Bairstow are the victims:
His stunning hat-trick has got three top-class International stars for their respective sides. They are England’s national skipper, Joe Root followed by Kiwis’ skipper, Kane Williamson and in-form Jonny Bairstow.
Initially, he trapped Joe Root LBW and then dismissed Kane Williamson plumb in-front. Facing the hat-trick delivery, Jonny Bairstow edged it to slip cordon which was safely pouched by Jos Buttler.
All in all, it was a stunning hat-trick and one of the greatest ever as far as the dismissed batsmen are concerned.
It was the second-ever hat-trick registered by Lancashire bowler. The previous one was by Ken Higgs at Headingley in 1968.
Adam Lyth continues his gutsy knock:
Coming to the match status, it was Yorkshire who won the toss and asked Lancashire to bowl first. Despite the toss, nothing went in favour of Yorkshire, as Lancashire struck breakthroughs often than not.
Harry Brook was the first to get dismissed, and later, the magical hat-trick took place. A run-out of Tim Bresnan followed the hat-trick while Gary Ballance was out for a cheap score.
However, the opening batsman, Adam Lyth continued his golden form. Lyth scored an unbeaten 70* at the completion of 40 overs. He was supported by the skipper, Steven Patterson who stitched 45-run partnership before edging Tom Bailey to K Jennings.
Nevertheless, it was a great hat-trick to remember for a long time. Jordan Clarke has always been the prime contributor for Lancashire but never came into the spotlight. However, as they say, the destiny played its part to announce him to the world in a terrific way.
Here is the video:
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