Jordan Clark gets the dream hat-trick in County Championships

Jordan Clark gets the dream hat-trick in County Championships

He dismissed three star batsmen of international cricket.

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Jordan Clark of Lancashire celebrates. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Team Lancashire locked horns with team Yorkshire for the second time in the same week. After their cliffhanger contest in the Vitality Blast recently, the two sides met in the County Championships encounter at Manchester. In the very first session of the game, Lancashire bowler Jordan Clark had a dream start to the game.

The 27 year old pacer bagged a dream hat-trick to put the Yorkshire side on the back foot. He dismissed three big names of international cricket to complete his hat-trick on the day. In the match, Yorkshire won the toss and opted to bat first. They expected their star studded lineup to call the shots in the game. But Jordan Clark had other plans.

He trapped the big man Joe Root lbw on the fourth delivery of the 18th over. Root headed back to the pavilion on 22 that came of 19 deliveries. He was looking in sublime touch with the bat. On the very next delivery, Clark managed to breach the defenses of Kane Williamson to send the Kiwi skipper for a golden duck. In walked Jonny Bairstow as the new man in.

Bairtsow has been in great form in the limited overs cricket in the recent times. However, on the day, Bairstow failed to get his act going and ended up edging one to Jos Buttler in the slip cordon. Buttler pocketed the catch and Jordan Clark completed a dream hattrick – Root, Williamson and Bairstow!

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Who is Jordan Clark?

Jordan Clark is not a new bloke on the cards. He has been around for a couple of English seasons already. He is a hard-hitting batsman who bowls medium pace as well. More than his bowling, it has been his batting that has fetched him a lot of credit in the Lancashire cricket circuit. Back in April 2013, he had become the first English professional cricketer to hit six sixes in an over during a Second XI Roses clash against Yorkshire at Scarborough.

He had almost achieved a maximum a few months earlier in grade cricket in Australia when he hit the first five balls of an over for six. In the bowling department, his most memorable moment has been a triple wicket maiden over against Glamorgan in the quarterfinal game of the NatWest T20 Blast in 2014.

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