Most amazing Hat-Trick ever taken in Cricket
Updated - Jun 17, 2014 5:37 am
It was the third One-day match of the series between West Indies and South Africa in 2005. South Africa were 2-0 ahead in the series and needed to win this to register series victory. Batting first, south Africa posted a very good total of 284-6, thanks to some superb batting by Dippenaar and Kallis who scored 123 and 87 respectively.
This scored started to look very small when Gayle started hammering the South African bowlers to all parks of the ground. They were well placed to win this match. Gayle was finally out on 132 and West Indies needed just 4 to win from last over with 3 wickets remaining.
Charl Langeveldt was given the last over. Ian Bradshaw and Bravo took two singles of the first two balls, the second single almost ran out Bravo. The next three balls created history. First, it was Bradshaw who tried to hit one for six and was bowled by a brilliant yorker. Darenn Powell came out to bat and he was so nervous and he got out on the next ball, bowled. A single would have tied the match but West Indies batsman were in no mood of taking it. They were just going for the big shots. Collymore, the last of the West Indies batsman tried the next to defend and pick a single only to find himself hit on his pad and adjudged LBW. This was it, South Africa from no where had won the match by 1 run and Langeveldt had taken an amazing hat-trick or call it a unique hat-trick.