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:
Khawaja top scored for the side with 88 while Carey scored 71. Carey looked the only batsman from Australia who was batting with ease. He struck 11 boundaries while the rest of his teammates managed just 12 between them.
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