Two Hat-Tricks In Two Games On Mad Day For The BBL
The BBL has had a day to remember, with two hat-tricks in a matter of hours.
Birthday boy Josh Hazlewood hit three successive boundaries as the Sydney Sixers absorbed a hat-trick from Rashid Khan to defeat the Adelaide Strikers by two wickets in a BBL thriller.
The Sixers win with eight balls remaining leaves them leading the competition.
Rashid had the Strikers roaring when he picked up James Vince, Jack Edwards and Jordan Silk off successive deliveries for his third career Twenty20 hat-trick, and the fifth in BBL history.
Prodding forward tentatively, Vince (27) feathered a catch to Alex Carey before Edwards was adjudged lbw for a golden duck.
Rashid celebrated wildly when he completed the trifecta with a perfect googly which bamboozled Silk (16) and crashed into his woodwork as the Sixers crashed from 3-79 to 6-83.
Later in the night, Melbourne Stars' Haris Rauf took a hat-trick against Sydney Thunder in front a a packed MCG.
Matthew Gilkes was the first to fall, caught just short of fine leg on 41 (35).
Rauf was ruthless with his next two deliveries, bowling Calumm Ferguson for 35 (27) and then Daniel Sams for a duck with the hat-trick ball.
Thunder ended their innings 5/145.