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Despite his obvious cricketing credentials (Cricinfo’s profile calls him “England’s best strike bowler since Bob Willis and Ian Botham”), much of what is written about Darren Gough is not about cricket. From his Strictly Come Dancing appearances to advertising Yorkshire, his obvious talents as a bowler (or indeed as a footballer) are seldom the things that first come to mind upon mention of Dazzler.

For my money, though, his hat-trick against Australia at the SCG, or his ability to bowl world-class yorkers, are far more worthy of note than his failure to beat Austin Healey at arm-wrestling.

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Lakshmipathy Balaji has taken the IPL’s first hat-trick (youtube highlights here).

After a long period of dominance of the competition by the batsmen, it seems the bowlers are getting their own back.

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