31 July 2017: Moeen Ali claimed hat-trick no. 42 in history of Test Cricket on a final day of Eng vs South Africa 3rd test match that was being played at The oval and it was the 100th Test match at Oval since 1880 the First test match was played there and England beat South Africa by 239 runs and leads the series 2-1.
But how many of you know when was the first test hat-trick was taken?
Hat-trick: A hat-trick is when a bowler takes wickets with three consecutive deliveries
- Frederick Spofforth from Australia became the first bowler to pick the test hat-trick in year 1878-79 test match against England. His v came victims were Vernon Royle , Francis MacKinnon, Tom Emmet.
- Thomas James Matthews from Australia is the only bowler to pick hat-trick in both the innings of the test match. He did this against South Africa in 1912 at Manchestor.
- Irfan Pathan from India picked hat-trick in very first over of the Test
- Nuwan Zoysa hat-trick was from the first 3 deliveries he bowled.
- Maurice Allom (Eng), Peter Petherick (NZ) and Damien Fleming (Aus) did the hat-trick on debut Test Match.
- Two incidences when Test match ended with a hat-trick. Hugh Trumble of Australia in 1902 against England and Moeen Ali in 2017 did this against South Africa.
- Courtney Walsh (WI), Jermaine Lawson (WI) and Merv Hughes (Aus) hat-tricks involved two innings.
List of Bowlers who took Hat-trick in history of Test Cricket…..
|Frederick Spofforth (Aus)||Vernon Royle , Francis MacKinnon, Tom Emmett||Aus v Eng||Melbourne||1878-79|
|Billy Bates (Eng)||Percy McDonnell, George Giffen, George Bonnor
||Eng v Aus||Melbourne||1882-83|
|Johnny Briggs (Eng)||Walter Giffen, Sydney Callaway, Jack Blackham||Eng v Aus||Sydney||1891-92|
|George Lohmann (Eng)||Frederick Cook, J ames Middleton, Joseph Thomas Willoughby||Eng v SA||Port Elizabeth||1895-96|
|John Thomas Hearne (Eng)||Clem Hill, Syd Gregory, Monty Noble||Eng v Aus||Leeds||1899|
|Hugh Trumble (Aus)||Arthur Jones, John Gunn, Sydney Barnes||Aus v Eng||Melbourne||1901-02|
|Hugh Trumble (Aus)||Bernard Bosanquet, Pelham Warner, Dick Lilley||Aus v Eng||Melbourne||1903-04|
|Thomas James Matthews (Aus)||1st Inns: Tammy Beaumont, Sid Pegler, Tommy Ward||Aus v RSA||Manchester||1912|
|2nd Inns: Herbie Taylor, Reggie Schwartz, Tommy Ward|
|Maurice Allom (Eng)||Tom Lowry, Ken James, Ted Badcock||Eng v NZ||Christchurch||1929-30|
|Tom Goddard (Eng)||Dudley Nourse, Norman Gordon, Billy Wade||Eng v RSA||Johannesburg||1938-39|
|Peter Loader (Eng)||John Goddard, Sonny Ramadhin, Roy Gilchrist||Eng v WI||Leeds||1957|
|Lindsay Kline (Aus)||Eddie Fuller, Hugh Tayfield, Niel Adcock||Aus v RSA||Cape Town||1957-58|
|Wes Hall (WI)||Mushtaq Mohammad, Fazal Mahmood, Nasim-ul-Ghani||WI v Pak||Lahore||1958-59|
|Geoff Griffin (RSA)||Mike Smith, Peter Walker, Fred Trueman||RSA v Eng||Lord’s||1960|
|Lance Gibbs (WI)||Ken Mackay, Wally Grout, Frank Misson||WI v Aus||Adelaide||1960-61|
|Peter Petherick (NZ)||Javed Miandad, Wasim Raja, Intikhab Alam||NZ v Pak||Lahore||1976-77|
|Courtney Walsh (WI)||Tony Dodemaide, Mike Veletta, Graeme Wood||WI v Aus||Brisbane||1988-89|
|Merv Hughes (Aus)||Curtly Ambrose, Patrick Patterson, Gordon Greenidge||Aus v WI||Perth||1988-89|
|Damien Fleming (Aus)||Aamer Malik, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Saleem Malik||Aus v Pak||Rawalpindi||1994-95|
|Shane Warne (Aus)||Phillip DeFreitas, Darren Gough, Devon Malcolm||Aus v Eng||Melbourne||1994-95|
|Dominic Cork (Eng)||Richie Richardson, Junior Murray, Carl Hooper||Eng v WI||Manchester||1995|
|Darren Gough (Eng)||Ian Healy, Stuart MacGill, Colin Miller||Eng v Aus||Sydney||1998-99|
|Wasim Akram (Pak)||Romesh Kaluwitharana, Niroshan Bandaratilleke, Pramodya Wickramasinghe||Pak v SL||Lahore||1998-99|
|Wasim Akram (Pak)||Avishka Gunawardene, Chaminda Vaas, Mahela Jayawardene||Pak v SL||Dhaka||1998-99|
|Nuwan Zoysa||Trevor Gripper, Murray Goodwin, Neil Johnson||SL v Zim||Harare||1999-2000|
|Abdul Razzaq (Pak)||Romesh Kaluwitharana, Rangana Herath, Ravindra Pushpakumara||Pak v SL||Galle||1999-2000|
|Glen McGrath (Aus)||Sherwin Campbell, Brain Lara, Jimmy Adams||Aus v WI||Perth||2000-01|
|Harbhajan Singh (Ind)||Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne||Ind v Aus||Kolkata||2000-01|
|Mohammad Sami (Pak)||Charitha Buddhika, Nuwan Zoysa, Muttiah Muralitharan||Pak v SL||Lahore||2001-02|
|Jermaine Lawson (WI)||Bret Lee, Stuart MacGill, Justin Langer||WI v Aus||Bridgetown||2002-03|
|Alok Kapali (Ban)||Shabbir Ahmed, Danish Kaneria, Umar Gul||Ban v Pak||Peshawar||2003|
|Andy Blignaut (Zim)||Hannan Sarkar, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahman||Zim v Ban||Harare||2003-04|
|Matthew Hoggard (Eng)||Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ryan Hinds||Eng v WI||Barbados||2003-04|
|James Franklin (NZ)||Manjural Islam Rana, Mohammad Rafique, Tapash Baisya||NZ v Ban||Dhaka||2004-05|
|Irfan Pathan (Ind)||Salman Butt, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf||Ind v Pak||Karachi||2005-06|
|Ryan Sidebottom (Eng)||Stephen Fleming, Mathew Stuart Sinclair, Jacob Oram||Eng v NZ||Hamilton||2007-08|
|Peter Siddle (Aus)||Alastair Cook, Matt Prior, Stuart Broad||Aus v Eng||Brisbane||2010-11|
|Stuart Broad (Eng)||MahenderSIngh Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar||Eng v Ind||Nottingham||2011|
|Sohag Gazi (Ban)||Corey Anderson, Bradley-John Watling, Doug Bracewell||Ban v NZ||Chittagong||2013-14|
|Stuart Broad (Eng)||Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Shaminda Eranga||Eng v SL||Leeds||2014|
|Rangana Herath (SL)||Adam Voges, Peter Nevill, Mitchell Starc||SL v Aus||Galle||2016|
|Moeen Ali (Eng)||Dean Elgar, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel||Eng v RSA||The Oval||2017|