Megan Schutt first woman to take two international hat-tricks
Megan Schutt (AFP Photo)

Australian Megan Schutt on Wednesday created history by becoming the first women cricketer to take multiple international hat-tricks.

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Against West Indies, in the third and final ODI of a three-match series, she got rid of the last three batters off the final three deliveries of the innings.

Schutt (3/24) dismissed Chinelle Henry, Karishma Ramharack and Afy Fletcher at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

She is the first Australia women bowler to do so in ODIs. Last year in March, she took her first international hat-trick during a T20I against India. She removed opener Smriti Mandhana and captain Mithali Raj in an over, before dismissing Deepti Sharma off the first ball of her following over.

“It was good to actually take it all in the one over,” Schutt told cricket.com.au. “It’s kind of luck of the draw, it was the last over of the innings so you’re either getting hit for six or getting wickets.”

“I just hoped for the best really, I know my back-of-the-hand slower ball is effective on wickets that turn a bit so I just looked to take as much pace off as I could.”

She is the third Australian women overall to have claimed international hat-trick after Betty Wilson and Rene Farrell – both in Test cricket.

Chasing 181, Australia overhauled the target in 31.1 overs thanks to a quickfire half-century from opener Alyssa Healy (61 off 32) and an unbeaten 58 from Meg Lanning. Allrounder Ellyse Perry, who earlier took 1/18, scored 33 not out.