T20 World Cup 2024 – Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins stars with hat-trick against Bangladesh

It was the first hat-trick of the T20 World Cup 2024 and the seventh time in the tournament’s history. Cummins became the seventh bowler and second Australian after Brett Lee to achieve this feat. Curtis Campher, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kagiso Rabada, Karthik Meiyappan and Josh Little are the other bowlers to have completed hat-tricks at the event.

After a wicketless first spell, Cummins took his hat-trick across overs 18 and 20. In the fifth ball of the 18th over, he induced an inside edge with a short of a length delivery to dismiss Mahmadullah. The next delivery was also a back-of-a-length ball from outside the off stump which Mahedi Hasan tried to upper cut, but ended up holing out to Adam Zampa at short third.

When Cummins came on to bowl the final over of the innings, he started with a slower one from outside off against Towhid Hridoy, who mistimed a scoop to short-fine leg as he completed the hat-trick. Hridoy departed for a 28-ball 40 while it was the sixth time that Mahmudullah was a victim in a hat-trick in ODIs and T20Is.

Cummins’ three wickets and Zampa’s 2 for 24 helped Australia restrict Bangladesh to 140 for 8.


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