Players to take hat-tricks in T20 World Cup

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Till today, only two cricketers took hat-tricks in T20 World Cup.
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Curtis Camphar’s stellar performance last day helped Ireland to win over the Netherlands. The overs for a bowler in T20 matches are comparatively lesser than the other formats. And excelling magnificently during those 4 overs is a huge task and only a few are capable of doing it. Till today, only two players could pick hat-tricks in T20 World Cup. SportzPoint.com presents you the historical hat-tricks in T20 World Cup moments.

Brett Lee

Brett Lee: Players to take hat-tricks in T20 World Cup | SportzPoint.com
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Fourteen years ago in 2007, Brett Lee stunned the world after scalping a hat-trick in T20 World Cup against Bangladesh. He wrote this history in Cape Town after becoming the first-ever bowler to achieve this feat. This was one of the most exciting and memorable moments from the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup.

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Bangladesh played their third match of the tournament against Australia and Ricky Ponting and his men made it difficult for the Bangladesh team since the beginning of the match. Brett Lee came to bowl his second spell at the 17th over and changed the game entirely. Aftab Ahmed and Shakib Al Hasan were on the pitch and Shakib was on strike. The batters scored 5 runs from the first two balls and the game started changing from the third ball of the over. Lee picked up the first wicket by sending Shakib Al Hasan to the pavilion followed by Ashraf Murtaza and Alok Kapali. After this remarkable performance, the Aussie pacer registered history and stood on the ground with his arms raised in the air, and celebrated the first-ever T20 world cup hat-trick. Interestingly, he is the only bowler with hat tricks in both formats of the World Cup.

Curtis Campher

Curtis Campher: Players to take hat-tricks in T20 World Cup | SportzPoint.com
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After so many years of the history made by Brett Lee, Curtis Campher joined the former Australian cricketer in scalping a hat-trick in T20 World Cup. Curtis became the first Irish bowler to pick a T20I hat-trick, the second bowler to take a hat-trick in T20 World Cup, and also the third bowler to take 4 wickets in 4 balls in T20IS.

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In the match against the Netherlands, the Ireland pacer picked up 4 wickets in 4 balls in Abu Dhabi yesterday. He came to bowl the 10th over and dismissed Colin Ackerman, Ryan ten Doeschate, Scott Edwards, and Roelof van der Merwe consecutively. He picked up these wickets in successive deliveries and also became the third bowler to do so after Rashid Malinga and Rashid Khan.

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