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Jordan Clark dismisses Joe Root, Kane Williamson, and Jonny Bairstow in superb hat-trick

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Amidst an electric atmosphere at Old Trafford on Friday night, a comment from Kumar Sangakkara threatened to dampen the thrill that can only be mustered whenever Lancashire face Yorkshire.

"I played at Surrey for three years and never understood why this match was so important," the former Sri Lanka batsman said on Sky Sports.

It's a sentiment shared by absolutely no-one who follows domestic cricket and the two counties promised to put on another tense match as they went head-to-head again in the County Championship.

Days after their breathtaking showing in the Vitality Blast - the Lightning coming out on top by a single run on that occasion - the White Rose are out for revenge.

However, things were not going to plan as they slumped to 61-4 at lunch on day one thanks to a superb hat-trick from Jordan Clark.

The 27-year-old has often proved an unsung hero but that certainly wasn't the case on Sunday afternoon as he took the spotlight with the successive wickets of Joe Root, Kane Williamson, and Jonny Bairstow.

It was just the second ever Roses hat-trick for Lancashire, following Ken Higgs' achievement at Headingley in 1968.

For the first, Root was trapped lbw before New Zealand star Williamson was dismissed via the same method.

Clark completed his hat-trick as Bairstow nicked the ball to slips and into the waiting hands of England team-mate Jos Buttler.

A stunning hat-trick 

Take a look at the footage below:

It's hard to remember a county hat-trick involving such big-name batsmen, who have 14,639 Test runs between them.

Cricket fans were stunned 

Cricket fans were absolutely amazed and were already talking about it being one of the most impressive hat-tricks ever:

Yorkshire need to recover when they come out for the afternoon session as they sit seventh in the Division One table, with Lancashire a place above them.

Root was arguably Clark's biggest scalp given the outstanding form in which Lancashire found him.

The England captain made an unbeaten 51 in the Blast on Friday night, though ultimately it wasn't enough to make the difference.

Lancashire v Yorkshire - Specsavers Championship Division One

And in England's most recent ODI against India, which they won by eight wickets, he reached his 100 with a boundary to win the match.

A phenomenal achievement by Clark and one that will live long in the memory regardless of how the rest of this Roses match pans out. 

Can you remember a better hat-trick? Have your say in the comments. 

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Topics:
England cricket
New Zealand cricket
Cricket
Kane Williamson
County Championship D1
Jonny Bairstow
Joe Root

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