In pics: The World Cup hat-tricks

Updated: February 28, 2015, 10:27 AM IST
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  • Former Indian pacer Chetan Sharma was the first man to claim a hat-trick in a World Cup when he knocked over New Zealand's Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield in the 1987 edition. (GETTY IMAGES)

    Former Indian pacer Chetan Sharma was the first man to claim a hat-trick in a World Cup when he knocked over New Zealand's Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield in the 1987 edition. (GETTY IMAGES)

  • Former Pakistani off spinner Saqlain Mushtaq's hat-trick was taken against Zimbabwe during a super six encounter in the 1999 World Cup. (GETTY IMAGES)

    Former Pakistani off spinner Saqlain Mushtaq's hat-trick was taken against Zimbabwe during a super six encounter in the 1999 World Cup. (GETTY IMAGES)

  • Chaminda Vaas of Sri Lanka got his hat-trick against Bangladesh in the 2003 World Cup by dismissing Hannan Sarkar, Mohammad Ashraful and Ehsanul Haque. (GETTY IMAGES)

    Chaminda Vaas of Sri Lanka got his hat-trick against Bangladesh in the 2003 World Cup by dismissing Hannan Sarkar, Mohammad Ashraful and Ehsanul Haque. (GETTY IMAGES)

  • Aussie speedster Brett Lee achieved the feat by getting the wickets of Kenyan batsmen Kennedy Otieno, Brijal Patel and David Obuya in the 2003 World Cup. (GETTY IMAGES)

    Aussie speedster Brett Lee achieved the feat by getting the wickets of Kenyan batsmen Kennedy Otieno, Brijal Patel and David Obuya in the 2003 World Cup. (GETTY IMAGES)

  • Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga went a step further by getting four wickets in four balls against South Africa (Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis and Makhaya Ntini)in the 2007 World Cup. (GETTY IMAGES)

    Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga went a step further by getting four wickets in four balls against South Africa (Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis and Makhaya Ntini)in the 2007 World Cup. (GETTY IMAGES)

  • Windies tearaway bowler Kemar Roach got the wickets of Dutch batsmen Pieter Seelaar, Bernard Loots and Berend Westdijk in the 2011 World Cup. (AP Photo)

    Windies tearaway bowler Kemar Roach got the wickets of Dutch batsmen Pieter Seelaar, Bernard Loots and Berend Westdijk in the 2011 World Cup. (AP Photo)

  • Sri Lankan spearhead Lasith Malinga took his second World Cup hat-trick when he had Tanmay Mishra lbw with the final ball of the 42nd over and then clean-bowled Peter Ongondo and Shem Ngoche with the first two of the next over. (Getty Images)

    Sri Lankan spearhead Lasith Malinga took his second World Cup hat-trick when he had Tanmay Mishra lbw with the final ball of the 42nd over and then clean-bowled Peter Ongondo and Shem Ngoche with the first two of the next over. (Getty Images)

First Published: March 1, 2011, 11:49 AM IST
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