Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ryan Sidebottom-A Hattrick In Vain..

Very rarely does one come across a test match or any match for that matter where the team has a bowler taking hattrick and ending on the losing side.Ryan Sidebottom is one of those lucky guys I can say.The hattrick however helped the team a lot,for they could manage to restrict the hosts for a score of 177/9 before the New Zealand captain-Daniel Vettori declared the innings.

But,the damage had already been done by the New Zealand team,first by putting up a score of 470 before bowling out the England team for 348,taking a lead of 122 runs.A target of 300 was supposed to be too much for the English batsmen,who were found to crumble to 110 all out.The result-New Zealand won by 189 runs.

Is there any other situation where a team player has a hattrick and ends on the losing side.One such case that comes to my mind is the third test between India and Pakistan at ,Irfan Pathan being the bowler.Then we have Alok kapali who took a hat-trick against Pakistan to see his team lose by 9 wickets.

The other such instances that I can give is:
1)J.Lawson against Australia-WI lost by 9 wickets
2)Darren Gough against Australia-England lost by 98 runs
3)Petherick against Pakistan-New Zealand lost by 6 wickets

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