HAT-TRICK TAKEN BY A BOWLER IN EACH INNINGS OF THE SAME TEST: JIMMY MATTHEWS
The first and the only bowler still to grab two hat-tricks in the same Test, Matthews accomplished the feat more than a century ago against the South Africans in the year 1912. Playing at a neutral venue, Old Trafford in England, the Aussie leg-spinner cleaned up the Proteas tail by picking up the wickets of Rolland Beaumont, Sid Pegler and Tommy Ward in successive deliveries, ending the Proteas first innings much earlier than expected. In the second innings, the man from Victoria triggered an opposition batting collapse by sending Herbie Taylor, Reggie Schwarz and yet again an unlucky Ward back to the pavilion on consecutive balls. Ward, who notched up a king pair by virtue of losing his wicket on the first ball he faced in each innings was the common thread between the two hat-tricks as he was the last wicket to fall on both the occasions.