The Hundred is a unique tournament that was launched in 2021 and organized by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). A total of eight teams play in this competition. The Southern Brave and the Trent Rockets are the teams to have won the men’s competition so far. This league consists of some of the big names from the shorter format that have established themselves as the best.
There have been many incredible performances in this competition so far. A shorter format is not for the bowlers, and when there are only 100 balls to play in an inning, batters tend to take more risks. However, there are two bowlers who have taken a hat-trick in this competition. This article will cover both hat-tricks in the Hundred that have been registered.
List of Hat Trick in The Hundred
|Imran Tahir||5/25||Birmingham Phoenix||Qais Ahmad, Matt Milnes, David Payne||Welsh Fire||Birmingham||Aug 09, 2021|
|Tymal Mills||4/13||Southern Brave||Ben Green, Haris Rauf, David Payne||Welsh Fire||Cardiff||Aug 12, 2023|
2. Tymal Mills (4/13) vs Welsh Fire in 2023
Tymal Mills became only the second bowler to take a hat-trick in the Hundred competition. He achieved this rare feat in the 17th game of the 2023 edition between Welsh Fire and Southern Brave at Cardiff. The Southern Brave won the toss and elected to bowl first. They had a batting collapse and were at 84/7 with three more wickets in hand. Then Tymal Mills came out to bowl the last five balls. He dismissed Ben Green (10) on the 98th ball, caught by Rehan Ahmed.
Then, on the next ball, he took the wicket of Haris Rauf for a first-ball duck. To complete his hat trick, he dismissed No. 11 batter David Payne. With this, he completed only the second hat-trick in the Hundred competition. Mills ended up taking 4/13 in his 20 balls, and the Welsh were all out for just 87 runs. In reply, the Southern Brave made 91/1 in just 59 balls. Notably, it was also Mills birthday.
1. Imran Tahir (5/25) vs Welsh Fire in 2021
Imran Tahir was the first bowler to take a five-wicket haul in the Hundred competition. He did it in the inaugural season of 2021. It was the game between the Birmingham Phoenix and the Welsh Fire in Birmingham. Welsh won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Welsh had a brilliant batting display. Will Smeed smashed an unbeaten 65 off 38 balls, with four boundaries and four sixes.
Skipper Moeen Ali made a 28-ball 59, including three fours and five sixes. They reached a big total of 184/5 in the first inning. It was a big total and needed a good batting performance. But none of their batters really got going. Ian Cockbain was the top scorer, making 32 off 25. Imran Tahir bowled an exceptional spell of 5/25 in his 19 balls, including a hat-trick. He dismissed Qais Ahmad, Matt Milnes, and David Payne to complete his hat-trick and finish the game. The Welsh were all out for 91 runs and lost the game by 93 runs.