FACTBOX-Cricket-Australian hat-trick hero Peter Siddle


Thu, 25 Nov 06:48:00 2010

Paceman Peter Siddle, who turned 26 on Thursday, gave himself the perfect birthday present on Thursday by registering the first Ashes hat-trick by an Australian since Shane Warne in the 1994-1995 series.

Here are five facts about the right-arm pacer:

* Born Nov. 25, 1984 at Traralgon, Victoria.

* Made test debut against India at Mohali in Oct. 2008.

* Has recorded two five-wicket hauls in his first 17 tests.

* Best innings haul heading into the Ashes had been five wickets for 21 runs against England at Headingley, Leeds in 2009.

* Had claimed 60 wickets from 17 matches going into the Brisbane test.

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