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Australian Club cricketer Gareth Morgan takes 6 wickets in last over epic finish; scorecard goes viral

Australian Club cricketer Gareth Morgan takes 6 wickets in last over epic finish scorecard goes viral

Mudgeeraba Nerang (Photo Source: Facebook)

In a remarkable twist of fate, an Australian club cricketer left onlookers awestruck as he secured victory with a spectacular feat: Gareth Morgan, the Mudgeeraba captain, claimed six wickets in the final over during a one-day contest in the Gold Coast’s Premier League Division 3 against Surfers Paradise. Despite facing near-certain defeat, Morgan’s extraordinary performance turned the tide, sealing an unforgettable win.

Faced with Surfers Paradise requiring just five runs for victory with six wickets in hand, Gareth Morgan, the Mudgeeraba skipper, assumed the mantle of responsibility. His extraordinary performance ensued. Morgan ousted opener Jake Garland at 65, and then orchestrated an incredible sequence, sending the next five batters back to the pavilion without a single run scored, all dismissed for golden ducks.

Characterizing the experience as “Surreal,” Morgan disclosed that the umpire had playfully quipped, prior to the over, that he’d require a hat-trick to secure victory. In a twist of fate, Morgan’s performance exceeded all expectations.

“I remember thinking after I got the hat-trick – I don’t want to lose this game now. Then it just went crazy. When I saw the stumps go back on the last ball, I couldn’t believe it. I’ve never seen anything like it,” Morgan was quoted as saying by The West.

Here’s the Scorecard:

— Garred Birrell (@garredbirrell) November 11, 2023

Gareth Morgan’s overtakes professional cricket record for most wickets

The professional cricket record for most wickets in a single over stands at five, a feat accomplished by Neil Wagner of New Zealand in 2011, Bangladesh’s Al-Amin Hossain in 2013, and India‘s Abhimanyu Mithun in 2019. Gareth Morgan’s extraordinary achievement now firmly places him in the feats of cricketing greatness, joining a select group of legends who’ve achieved such remarkable milestones.

This astounding demonstration of skill and unwavering resolve underscores cricket’s capricious essence, where extraordinary instances can utterly transform a match’s trajectory. Gareth Morgan’s exceptional show is destined to etch its memory in cricket history, offering inspiration to budding cricketers and affirming the sport’s enduring allure, characterized by its riveting drama and excitement.

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