Doug Bollinger's hat-trick one for the history books | Photos, video

GOT HIM: Doug Bollinger appeals before completing his second Sheffield Shield hat-trick after trapping Scott Boland leg before wicket at Robertson Oval yesterday. Picture: Delly Carr/Sports Shoot
GOT HIM: Doug Bollinger appeals before completing his second Sheffield Shield hat-trick after trapping Scott Boland leg before wicket at Robertson Oval yesterday. Picture: Delly Carr/Sports Shoot

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NSW'S spinners dominated day two of the Sheffield Shield match at Wagga, but it was fast bowler Doug Bollinger who stole the show.

Bollinger became the first man to take two Sheffield Shield hat-tricks as he removed Peter Siddle, Chris Tremain and Scott Boland with successive balls late in Victoria's first innings.

His efforts were part of a massive day for the Blues, who quickly bowled Victoria out for 114 and lead by 304 runs coming into day three.

Coming into the day on the back foot after being bowled out for 206, the Blues have taken control of the match.

The damage was not only done early with the ball, but by Nic Maddinson and Peter Nevill who stepped up with the bat.

The Blues will resume this morning at 8-212, with Stephen O'Keefe on 21 and Lyon yet to score.

With the ball reversing both ways Bollinger had plenty of options to dismiss the Bushrangers.

Footage courtesy of Cricket NSW.

Neither of his three wickets were the same with Siddle caught at short leg before Tremain was cleaned bowled by the following ball.

With the crowd behind him, he trapped Boland low on his pads with a full toss and umpire Phil Gillespie raised his finger to complete the feat.

There have been 28 Sheffield Shield hat-tricks, but the former Australian Test bowler stands alone with two, with Bollinger's first coming in Perth in 2007-08.

Unaware of the feat, Bollinger was pleased to have his names in the history books.

"We all bowled well but getting a hat-trick is pretty exciting and was good fun," Bollinger said.

"It's exciting and good to have, but I'm just really excited by how the ball is coming out.

"I feel pretty good."

Bowling with good pace, the 46th over in the innings provided the match highlight.

Bollinger was thrilled to bring up the milestone, but didn't think the accolades should solely rest with him.

"I can't take away how well O'Keefe and Lyon played," Bollinger said

"It was really a combined effort."

NSW operated its two spinners, Lyon and O'Keefe, for most of the morning with great success.

Lyon struck with the second ball of the day, removing Quiney for nine before collecting the scalp of Rogers (3) in the 13th over.

O'Keefe claimed Cameron White (10) and Peter Handscomb (0) in three balls before Lyon picked up Matthew Wade (4) and the Bushrangers went to lunch at 5-85.

Marcus Stoinis was the only Victorian batsmen to score more than 20 and made a hard-earned 64 as his teammates disappeared around him.

Watching the hat-trick from the other side of the wicket, Stoinis was the last man out for Victoria.

In reply, Peter Siddle removed Scott Henry with the first ball of the second innings and the Blues were in trouble when Kurtis Patterson (14) and Moises Henriques (0) were both removed in the one Tremain over.

NSW were in trouble at 4-43 when Maddinson and Nevill combined, but the team can now breathe a little easier.

Maddinson missed out on his half-century on day one, but brought up his 50 off 46 balls before falling in for 93.

He and Nevill put on 138 before Scott Boland was able to get the breakthrough when he removed Nevill for a well made 59.

Despite 18 wickets falling on day two Bollinger has been impressed with the Robertson Oval pitch.

"It's a result wicket which is good to have," Bollinger said.

"It's swung, it's spun, it's seamed and Maddinson got 93 so it's an all round wicket and a good one to bat and bowl on once you get in."