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WATCH: Debutant Scott Boland achieves massive Test milestone, claims 6 wickets in 4 overs

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 December 2021, 13:23 IST
Scott Boland

In his first ever appearance for Australia, debutant Scott Boland scalped 6 wickets in 4 overs giving away just 7 runs in England’s second innings to help the Aussies bowl out the visitors for 68 and win the third Test by an innings and 14 runs on Tuesday. The emphatic win meant Australia took a 3-0 lead in the five match series and also retained the Ashes.

Boland was adjudged Player for the Match for taking 7 wickets (He had picked up his maiden Test wicket in the first innings). The right-arm pacer, who had scalped two wickets in one over in the final session on Monday, got four more wickets on Day 3 as England were bundled out in 27.4 overs.

Boland also matched the milestone for the quickest five-wicket haul in Test cricket in respect of balls bowled. The latter took just 19 deliveries to complete his five wickets. Australia's Ernie Toschak and England's Stuart Broad are the other bowlers to have scalped five wickets in an innings in 19 balls.

Boland, who was introduced into the Australian Ashes squad as an injury cover, dismissed Hasib Hameed, Joe Root, Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson, Jonny Bairstow and Mark Wood in what transpired to be memorable debut.


The pacer said he could not believe the Test match ended so quickly - The match ended in less than two and half days.

"Can't really believe. We thought we had a chance of winning today when we came in, but just not so quickly. I came to know on Christmas Eve, and had a lot of support from teammates and family. It was a big step up from anything that I have played, and I knew it would be tough. I want to thank the crowd for all their support over the last three days, really appreciate it,"  Boland said after the match.

Reacting to his remarkable spell, Boland said he was "speechless" and rated it as his "best-ever."

"I'm speechless as well, had no idea it would be over so soon. Those are my best-ever figures, nothing has happened this quickly before. The crowd were amazing, going down there gave me a real buzz," Boland said.

Also Read: Joe Root finishes 2021 with third-most calendar year Test runs in history


First published: 28 December 2021, 13:23 IST