South: It was a sunny September 16th in Cape Town. Australia was facing Bangladesh in the 14th match of the tournament against Bangladesh. The game is recognized in cricket history for Brett Lee‘s impressive feat. Lee on that day took the very first hat-trick in T20Is. In supplement, he also commenced the list of hat-tricks in the T20I World Cup. Swipe down to read more on the List of Hat-tricks in The T20I World Cup.
#1 Brett Lee
The solid and ever-remembered Australian pacer is known for his impressive pace. Lee dismantled Bangladesh in the match as he tore through their batting order. Bangladesh was 108/3 when Brett Lee came in for the 16th over.
In the third ball of the over, Shakib-al-Hasan was caught behind by Gilchrist. In the very next ball, Lee bowled Mashrafe Mortaza, taking the bails off and swinging the off stump. Alok Kapali came out to bat at 7th. Lee completed his hat-trick by getting his leg before the wicket.
#2 Curtis Campher
The long-awaited wait for a T20I World Cup Hattrick ended in 2021 when Curtis Campher wreaked havoc on the Netherlands. Irish Curtis Campher also did not forget to make it momentous by adding the fourth wicket. Campher became the first player to take four wickets in a row in T20I World Cup Men’s.
The first ball ruled a wide, transformed into a wicket by DRS. Campher continued by taking out the legendary Dutch Ryan ten Doeschate in an lbw. The right-arm bowler took his hat trick with the help of DRS. He caught Scott Edwards in an lbw denied by the umpire, later changed with DRS. The fun did not end there. Curtis Campher clean bowled Roelof van der Merwe, thereby reducing the Dutch from 51/2 to 51/6
#3 Wanidu Hasaranga
Wanidu Hasaranga, the star of the previous edition with 16 wickets took the third hat-trick in the T20I World Cup. Sri Lanka played South Africa
Placing a field perfect for a dismissal, Hasaranga took no chances to bowl Aiden Markram. Markram bamboozled by the turn and spin could not do anything. In his next over, Tenda Bavuma pulled one into a flyer of a catch for Pathun Nisanka. Hasaranga completed his hat trick by dismissing Pretorius. Dwaine Pretorius trying to accelerate their victory tried for a boundary but ended up in Rajapaksa’s hand.
#4 Kagiso Rabada
Just six days after Wanidu Hasaranga embarrassed South Africa with a hat trick, Kagiso Rabada took the very first hat trick for the Proteas in T20Is. The hattrick is a member of unique hattricks. Rabada’s three scalps were dismissed by catches.
England required 14 off the last over to win the match. In the first ball of the 20th over, Chris Woakes sent Rabada’s delivery straight into the air. Near the rope, Anrich jumped and dismissed the English all-rounder. Eoin Morgan tried to pull off a six but the slow ball reduced his momentum, thereby dismissed in the leg side. Kagiso Rabada completed not only one of the best hat-tricks in the T20I World Cup but also in T20Is. Chris Jordan attempted a boundary but zoomed straight into Miller’s Hands.
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