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?

Julie Harris   
New Zealand v West IndiesChiswick, England26 July 1993
55.2Eugena GreggLBW11.663
55.3Cherry-Ann SmithLBW9.254
55.4Patricia FelicienLBW-2

Photo: Julie Harris on the team bus with her hat-trick ball

Danny Morrison   
New Zealand v IndiaNapier, New Zealand25 March 1994
47.5Kapil DevBowled24.22216
47.6Salil AnkolaBowled4.6610
49.1Nayan MongiaBowled3.003

Photo: hat-trick-era Danny Morrison

Emily Drumm   
New Zealand v AustraliaAdelaide, Australia3 February 1996
-Zoe GossCaught31.3846
-Jo GareyLBW4.504
-Joanne BroadbentStumped9.7624

Photo: Emily Drumm as most would know her: with bat in hand

Shane Bond   
New Zealand v AustraliaHobart, Australia14 January 2007
49.2Cameron WhiteCaught0.006
49.3Andrew SymondsCaught36.92155
49.4Nathan BrackenBowled20.6047

Photo: Shane Bond celebrates his 6th wicket against Australia at the 2003 World Cup, Photosport

Trent Boult   
New Zealand v PakistanAbu Dhabi, UAE7 November 2018
2.2Fakhar ZamanBowled59.0023
2.3Babar AzamCaught51.9251
2.4Mohammad HafeezLBW32.83200

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