On This Day: Bowlers to take four wickets in four balls in T20I cricket

Taking four wickets in four balls is a proud moment for any bowler in cricket. It is the dream of every bowler to take a hat trick at the international level.

On This Day: Bowlers to take four wickets in four balls in T20I cricket

Taking four wickets in four balls is a proud moment for any bowler in cricket. It is the dream of every bowler to take a hat trick at the international level.
Web Stories

Taking four wickets in four balls is a proud moment for any bowler in cricket. It is the dream of every bowler to take a hat trick at the international level. However, very few have been able to fulfill that dream. Some even went one step further and completed a double hat-trick by dismissing four batters in four balls.

A double hat-trick can derail any innings and ensure a win for the bowler’s team. Generally, even one wicket is enough to break the batting team’s momentum. But, when there is a double hat-trick, the chances of the batting team emerging victorious become negligible.

Speaking of double hat-tricks, let’s take a look at the three bowlers who have taken four wickets in four balls in T20 International cricket history.

Also Read: Most Wickets in T20 World Cup history

#1. Lasith Malinga | Sri Lanka

Lasith Malinga vs New Zealand took hat-trick | SportzPoint.com
Image – AP News

Former Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga was the first fast bowler to take four wickets in four balls in T20I cricket history. The right-arm pacer took four wickets in four balls while playing for Sri Lanka in a home T20I against New Zealand three years ago. The Blackcaps were 15/0 in a run-chase of 126 runs while Malinga bowled the third over.

He bowled a yorker to clean up Colin Munro on the third ball, and on the next three balls, Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme, and Ross Taylor lost their wickets as New Zealand ended the third over with 15/4 on the scoreboard. Like Munro, de Grandhomme was bowled by Malinga, while Taylor and Rutherford were dismissed LBW. Malinga announced his retirement from international cricket earlier this year.

Read Also: T20 World Cup 2022: Top 5 Biggest Upsets in T20 World Cup history

#2. Rashid Khan | Afghanistan

Rashid Khan took four wickets in four balls | SportzPoint.com
Image – T20 World Cup

Rashid Khan became the first afghan cricketer to take four wickets in four balls in T20I matches during a game against Ireland in 2019. The match was hosted by Dehradun. Afghanistan batted first and scored 210/7. In reply, Ireland was 153/3 when Rashid dismissed Kevin O’Brien on the last ball of the 16th over.

Rashid then returned to bowl the 18th over and scalped the wickets of George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, and Simi Singh to complete his first double hat-trick. Rashid finished with figures of 5/27 as Afghanistan beat the Irish team by 32 runs that night.

Also Read: Player of the tournament winners in T20 World Cup History

#3. Curtis Campher | Ireland

Curtis Campher takes four wickets in four balls | SportzPoint.com
Image – CricTracker

South Africa-born Irish all-rounder Curtis Campher became only the second bowler after Brett Lee to complete a hat-trick in an ICC T20 World Cup match. He achieved the feat during the 10th over of the game against the Netherlands. Campher dismissed Colin Ackermann, Ryan ten Doeschate, and Scott Edwards to achieve this feat.

The next ball after the hat-trick resulted in Roelof van der Merwe’s wicket as Campher became the first bowler to take four wickets in four balls in T20 World Cup history. Ackermann got caught out, while Ryan and Scott were trapped in front of their stumps. Roelof van der Merwe, who once played for South Africa, lost his stumps to Campher on the first ball he faced.

Read Also: Do you know who is the first woman to take four wickets in four balls in T20I?

On This Day: Bowlers to take four wickets in four balls in T20I cricket | Sportz Point

N.B: Last updated on 19/10/2022.

Share On

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Media

Recent News

SportzPoint Sign Up
Receive the latest news

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Get notified about new articles, news and offers!

Most runs in Border Gavaskar Trophy among active players Most runs in each Border Gavaskar Trophy Most runs in Border Gavaskar Trophy Most goals in Premier League History Most Wickets in Border Gavaskar Trophy Border Gavaskar Trophy | All Records List of Man of the Series winners in Border Gavaskar Trophy Rishabh Pant in Border-Gavaskar Trophy Neymar Jr. | A Look at His Career Highlights Cristiano Ronaldo in European Leagues