It’s not everybody that a bowler snaffles five wickets in one over of a match. The Plunket Shield match in Queenstown between Wellington and Otago was witness to some spectacular when Otago fast bowler Neil Wagner snared five wickets in one over against Wellington.
The 25-year-old South Africa-born left-arm quickie achieved the unprecedented feat just before lunch on the third day of the match.
Wellington began the over on 136-4 chasing Otago’s first innings of 441-8 declared, but the visitors ended the over at 136-9.
Wagner had dislodged opener Stewart Rhodes caught for 77, then bowled Justin Austin-Smellie, Jeetan Patel and Illi Tugaga for first-ball ducks before accounting for Mark Gillespie in the last ball of the over.
Wellington were bowled out for 148 as Wagner finished with impressive figures of 6 for 36.