In the 25th match of the ongoing Super Smash League between Canterbury and Wellington, Canterbury’s bowler Will Williams picked up the hat-trick and ended up taking a five-wicket haul.
During the 18th over of Wellington’s innings, Williams took consecutive wickets on the last three balls of his over to dismantle the Wellington’s batting line-up.
Fraser Colson, who was looking set at 37, became the first victim of Williams. Colson stepped outside the crease to guide the ball towards square but misread the length as the ball went straight into the blockhole and demolished the stumps. Then came Lauchie Johns, who launched the slower ball of Williams on the long-on region, but failed to time the shot perfectly as it went into the hands of Chad Bowes.
On the last delivery of the 18th over, Jamie Gibson ended up giving a caught and bowled chance, which was grabbed successfully by Williams to register the hat-trick. The right-arm medium pacer didn’t just stop there as he bowled the last over as well and took two more wickets to complete a five-wicket haul.
Earlier, Canterbury scored 148-8 in the 20 overs. In response, Wellington could only reach 145, and lost the match by 3-runs.
When it comes to the points table, then Wellington is at the top position with 24 points, whereas Canterbury is holding the fifth spot with 14 points.
What a finish! 😲
Will Williams came on in the 18th over and took 5-12, including a hat-trick!
The @CanterburyCrick KINGS have won by 3 runs to stay in the race for a spot in the finals. 👏
— Dream11 Super Smash (@SuperSmashNZ) January 9, 2020
Recently, Canterbury came in the limelight when their middle-order batsman Leo Carter smashed six sixes in an over against Anton Devcich of Northern Districts.