BBL: List of hat-tricks in Big Bash League history

There have been only nine instances when bowlers have claimed a hat-trick in the Big Bash League since its inception.

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The Big Bash League (BBL) is delivering some incredible T20 action nowadays with its 12th edition. With the participation of some international stars like Trent Boult, Sam Billings, Rashid Khan, Alex Hales, and Rilee Rossouw, fans of the event are getting to witness some really competitive cricket.

The season is still in its initial phase and it has already provided a lot of action and promises to deliver even more and hence the fans are expected to take a keen interest in the tournament as it progresses.

Recently, Michael Neser while playing for Brisbane Heat created an amazing feat as he claimed a hat-trick against Melbourne Renegades. The achievement helped Neser to deliver the 9th hat-trick of the league and join the elite list of some renowned international bowlers.

Although his team couldn't emerge victorious in the match, the bowler with his courageous performance won the hearts of many fans. In the past, there have been eight more instances when a hat-trick has been claimed by bowlers in the league.

1. Xavier Doherty for Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder (2012-13)

In the 2012-13 edition of the league, Hobart Hurricanes clashed with Sydney Thunder on December 23, 2012. Losing the toss, Hurricanes were put into bat by Thunder at Bellerive Oval in Hobart.

However, riding on Ricky Ponting’s solid 63 runs off 45 deliveries and the rapid knocks from Owais Shah (26* runs off 16 balls) and skipper George Bailey’s 30* off 13 balls, the hosts posted a competitive total of 177 on the board at the loss of four wickets.

While defending the score, Hurricanes got rid of the opening pair of Chris Gayle (13 off 14 deliveries) and Mark Cosgrove (19 off 16 deliveries) early. But with some stable partnerships, the visitors strived to script a comeback. Till the 16th over of the second innings, the match was in the hands of the Hurricanes but Simon Keen with his swift innings endeavoured to build pressure on the hosts.

However, Xavier Doherty took the charge of demolishing Thunder's batting line-up. On the second delivery of the 17th over, Doherty claimed the dangerous-looking Keen, who scored 24 off just 12 balls.

On the next two deliveries, the Tasmanian cricketer sent Ryan Carters (10 runs off 10 balls), and Cameron Borgas (0) back to the pavilion and became the first bowler to pick up a hat-trick in the league. In the end, by virtue of his crucial contribution, the Hurricanes registered a comprehensive victory by 30 runs.

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