In the BLACKCAPS’ opening ODI of their 2018 series against Pakistan, Trent Boult returned to the side and became the 5th New Zealander to claim an ODI hat-trick.
Here, we present some statistical analysis of those five ODI hat-tricks. What makes a great hat-trick in your eyes? Opponent? The stage? The means of dismissal? Batting average?
|New Zealand v West Indies||Chiswick, England||26 July 1993|
Photo: Julie Harris on the team bus with her hat-trick ball
|New Zealand v India||Napier, New Zealand||25 March 1994|
Photo: hat-trick-era Danny Morrison
|New Zealand v Australia||Adelaide, Australia||3 February 1996|
Photo: Emily Drumm as most would know her: with bat in hand
|New Zealand v Australia||Hobart, Australia||14 January 2007|
Photo: Shane Bond celebrates his 6th wicket against Australia at the 2003 World Cup, Photosport
|New Zealand v Pakistan||Abu Dhabi, UAE||7 November 2018|
Photo: Trent Boult in action during the 2016-17 New Zealand summer, Mike Lewis Pictures
Notes: Averages and matches played are calculated before the start of the ODI in which the hat-trick occurred;
Over and ball information isn’t available for Drumm’s hat-trick, although it likely would’ve occurred in the innings’ final 10 overs.
Feature Image: Trent Boult in action, Photosport