Jacques van der Westhuyzen

By Jacques van der Westhuyzen

Head of Sport

WATCH: Keshav Maharaj takes hat trick against Windies

The Proteas spinner took three wickets in three balls to leave the West Indies in deep trouble at lunch on day four of the second Test in St Lucia.

Proteas spinner Keshav Maharaj became only the second South African to take a Test hat trick when he achieved the feat against the West Indies in St Lucia on Monday.

The only other South African to take a Test hat trick was Geoff Griffin against England at Lord’s in 1960.

On Monday, with the Windies decently placed in their pursuit of 324 to win the Test and square the two-match series, up stepped Maharaj to turn the game on its head.

He first had Kieran Powell caught on the boundary by Anrich Nortje, then Jason Holder was caught at short leg by Keegan Petersen and finally, Joshua da Silva was caught at leg slip by  Wiaan Mulder.

The three wickets in three balls left the Windies in tatters at 109 for six wickets at lunch on the fourth day.


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