Curtis Campher
Curtis Campher. Image-Sky Sports

Ireland’s bowling all-rounder Curtis Campher became the third bowler in T20I history to take four wickets in four balls. He achieved the feat during Ireland’s match against the Netherlands in the third match of Group A in the T20 World Cup.

The Netherlands were chugging along at a decent rate in their batting innings. Campher was brought into the attack in the 10th over which proved to be the gamechanger. The 22-year-old took the wickets of Colin Ackermann, Ryan ten Doeschate, Scott Edwards, and Roelof van der Merwe in consecutive balls.

Ireland vs Netherlands, ICC T20 World Cup 2021
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Campher became the third player in T20I cricket to achieve the feat, and he joins an elite list. Only Afghanistan spinner, Rashid Khan, and former Sri Lankan bowler, Lasith Malinga, have managed to take four wickets in four balls in T20Is before this.

Incidentally, Rashid achieved the same against Ireland, whereas Malinga did it against New Zealand in a bilateral series. Malinga is also the only one to do it twice in international cricket, the other one being against South Africa in an ODI.

Curtis Campher becomes the second bowler after Brett Lee to take a hat-trick in T20 World Cup

Curtis Campher also became only the second bowler to take a hattrick in the T20 World Cups, after former Aussie speedster, Brett Lee. The Australian legend did it against Bangladesh in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup back in 2007.

Australia national team
Brett Lee [photo: Twitter]
The Netherlands is in deep trouble after Campher’s unbelievable over, similar to Scotland’s position last night against Bangladesh. The Dutch are in need of a partnership to recover and post a fighting total in the first qualifying match.

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