Trent Boult, on Saturday, became the first player from New Zealand to take a hat-trick in World Cups. The left-arm pacer achieved the monumental feat against Australia at Lord’s. Trent Boult became the 2nd bowler after India’s Mohammed Shami to take a hat-trick in the ongoing tournament. Shami had picked up three wickets on as many deliveries against Afghanistan on June 22.
Trent Boult picked up the hat-trick in the very last over of the innings. On the third ball of the final over, he castled a well-set Usman Khawaja. Khawaja departed after scoring 88 off 129 balls. On the next two deliveries, Boult accounted for Mitchell Starc and Jason Behrendorff to complete his hat-trick. Australia eventually finished their innings on a respectable 243 for 9 after suffering an early collapse.
Overall, he became the tenth bowler to pick up a hat-trick in World Cups. Lasith Malinga has two World Cup hat-tricks to his name. In ODIs, Boult is now the 48th player to take a hat-trick. The hat-trick was Boult’s second in the World Cup. He had previously picked up a hat-trick vs Pakistan in November 2018 in the UAE. Boult finished the game with impressive figures of 4 for 51 off his ten overs.
Here is a clip of his hat-trick against Australia: