A total of 41 hat-tricks have been taken in Test cricket so far, with eight of them being recorded in the Ashes. 4 hat-tricks each have been recorded by Australian and English bowlers in the 133-year old history of the series. Here is the list:
1. Billy Bates (England), Melbourne, 1882-83
Also known as “The Duke”, Billy Bates had played all his 15 matches on grounds away from home soil, and in the 2nd Test of 1882-83 Ashes in Melbourne, he finished with a match haul of 14 for 102, including a hat-trick in the first innings. He dismissed Percy McDonnell, George Giffen and George Bonnor, to become the first Englishman to take a hat-trick in international cricket. He also scored a half century in that match to ensure a victory over Australia by an innings and 27 runs, thereby also becoming the first player to score a 50 and take ten or more wickets in a match.