In the third and deciding ODI against England, the Australian bowler did wonders with his havoc bowling. Stark came out to bat first after winning the toss and gave the England team two consecutive shocks in the first two balls of the first over. Stark got the opening batsman Jason Roy caught by Glenn Maxwell on the first ball of the match. Then on the next ball, Joe Root was lbw out.
There have been four times in the history of ODI cricket when a bowler has taken two wickets, two balls from the beginning of an ODI. Earlier in history, the Australian team has done this feat against Pakistan in the year 1989. Then Australia’s fast bowler Terry Alderman showed the way to the pavilion at zero for the first two balls of the first over of the first over against Pakistan. First of all, he bowled out the opening batsman Rameez Raja, and the next ball also came to bat Aamir Malik who came to bat at number three.
Apart from Australia, the team of Sri Lanka and Pakistan have also done this feat. During the 2003 World Cup match against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Sri Lankan left-arm fast bowler Chaminda Vaas completed his hat-trick by showing three Bangladesh batsmen the path of the pavilion on the first 3 balls of the first over.
At the same time, in 2013, in the one-day match played between Pakistan and South Africa at the ground of Durban, Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan bowled out South African opening batsman Hashim Amla and Colin Ingram came to bat at number three. This unique feat was done.
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