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Curtis Campher grabs 4 wickets in 4 balls in T20 World Cup

History was made in Ireland’s match against the Netherlands today as Irish seamer Curtis Campher grabbed 4 wickets in 4 consecutive deliveries. Absolutely running through the experienced Dutch middle-order, Campher became the first bowler to achieve the feat in T20 World Cup.


Curtis was the highlight of the show as he picked up four wickets in four deliveries against the Netherlands in a Group A, Round-1 match of the ICC T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi. The seamer went on a wicket-taking spree and dismissed T20 veterans like Colin Ackermann, Ryan ten Doeschate, Scott Edwards, and Roelof van der Merwe in successive deliveries. He achieved this monumental feat in the 10th over of the Dutch innings. Campher started his wicket-taking spree by dismissing Ackerman caught behind. After that, he trapped ten Doeschate and Edwards in front of the wicket. He also cleaned up the stumps of van der Merwe and celebrated his 4-wicket haul in prime fashion.

Match Report

Curtis Campher Curtis Campher Grabs 4 Wickets In 4 Balls In T20 World Cup

The Netherlands had a sluggish start to their innings after the two early blows to their innings. However, Curtis Campher had other ideas. Making a mockery of the middle order, the 22-year-old took 4 wickets. He killed off any sort of momentum the Netherlands was gaining. Skipper Pieter Seelaar (21) tried to steady the sinking Dutch ship but it was damaged beyond repair. In conclusion, Ireland bowled out the Netherlands for just 106. In conclusion, Curtis Campher’s 4/26 stole the show however Mark Adair’s clinical performance of 3/9 was also noteworthy. Despite losing two early wickets, Ireland was able to chase the total with relative ease. Paul Stirling (30*) and Gareth Delany (44) starred as Ireland beat the Netherlands by 7 wickets. The humbling defeat gave the Netherlands a significant reality check.

Record Alert!

Campher is the third bowler to pick four consecutive wickets in T20 internationals after Lasith Malinga and Rashid Khan. Above all, Campher is only the second bowler to pick up a hat-trick in the men’s ICC T20 World Cup after Australian great Brett Lee.


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