Ireland pacer Curtis Campher took four wickets in consecutive deliveries in a T20I qualifier match against Netherlands on Monday. Campher becomes the third after Lasith Malinga and Rashid Khan in the history of T20I cricket to takes four wickets in four consecutive deliveries.
Campher achieved this feat in Ireland’s ongoing Group A match of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup against Netherlands.
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Winning the toss at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Netherlands skipper chose to bat first. The top sides of the group will qualify for the Super 12s which is scheduled to commence from October 23.
The Irish pacer was introduced into the attack in the 7th over of the match. He conceded 12 runs in his first over. Campher sent back Colin Ackermann for 11 runs, Ryan ten Doeschate for a duck, Scott Edwards for a duck and then bowled Roelof van der Merwe for a duck. His figures went for 0/12 to 4/13 in an over.
Netherlands were going well for 51/2 but after Campher’s heroics the Dutch were reduced to 51/6 before the completion of 10 overs.
Rashid Khan was the first player to achieve this feat in 2019. He did this against Ireland where his bowling figures were 5/27. In the same year, Sri Lankan sensation Lasith Malinga achieved this feat against New Zealand. His bowling figures were 5/6 after the completion of his four over spell.
Campher becomes the 2nd bowler to take a hat-trick in T20 World Cup after Australian pacer Brett Lee. Brett Lee picked up a hat-trick against Bangladesh in the inaugural season of the ICC T20 World Cup way back in 2007.
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