Megan Schutt first Cricket woman to take two international hat-tricks in Women’s Cricket History
Australian Megan Schutt created history on Wednesday by becoming the first women cricketer to take two international hat-tricks. Against the West Indies, in the third and final ODI of a three-game series, Schutt got rid of the last three batsmen of the last three deliveries she bowl.
Schutt (24/3) took wickets of Chinelle Henry, Karishma Ramharack, and Afy Fletcher at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
She is the first Australian bowler to do so at ODI. Last year, in March, he made his first international hat-trick during a T20I against India. She eliminated opening batsmen Smriti Mandhana and the skipper Mithali Raj in the end, before firing Deepti Sharma from the first ball of her next.
“It was good to take it all at once,” Schutt said to cricket.com.au. “It’s a bit of luck in the toss, it was the last time the tickets came out, so they’re hitting you for six or getting wickets.”
“I just hoped for the best, I know that my slowest ball on the back of my hand is effective on the wickets that spin a little bit, so I just sought to take as much pace as possible.”
Megan Schutt is the third Australian woman overall to claim two international hat-tricks after Betty Wilson and Rene Farrell, both in Test Cricket.
Chasing down the target of 181-runs, Australia chase the target in 31.1 overs only, thanks to a half-century from opening batsmen Alyssa Healy (61 out of 32) and 58 undefeated Meg Lanning. Suitor Ellyse Perry, who previously took 1/18, scored 33 out.