Melbourne: Victorian paceman Shane Harwood became the third Australian cricketer to take a hat-trick on his first-class debut on Thursday.
Harwood was also the first Victorian to achieve the feat as he wrecked the Tasmanian middle-order after tea on the second day of the Sheffield Shield match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Tasmania was 108 for three when Harwood bowled One-day International all-rounder Shane Watson for four and trapped fellow debutant Graeme Cunningham lbw to finish his 11th over. The right-arm quick then bowled Sean Clingeleffer with the first ball of his next over. Harwood finished the day with 4-49, having also bowled opener Michael Di Venuto for three. Tasmania was reeling at 146 for seven at the close in reply to Victoria's first innings of nine declared for 353. Michael Dighton was the best Tasmanian batsman with 46. Opener Jason Arnberger top scored for Victoria with an unbeaten 172.
Arnberger century boosts Victoria in Sheffield Shield tie