Curtis Campher the Ireland pacer took four wickets in his 4 deliveries during their T20 World Cup campaign against the Netherlands and becomes the player to reach this landmark. After that Curtis Campher becomes the third International cricketer after Lasith Malinga and Rashid Khan. Ireland beats the Netherlands on Monday in the T20 World Cup group A match with seven wickets at Dubai.
Therefore, in the first innings, Ireland crushed the whole Netherlands team in just 106 runs. As Curtis Campher plays a key role for Ireland by taking 4 wickets in his 4 deliveries. Campher took the wickets of Colin Ackermann, Ryan ten Doeschate, Scott Edwards and Roelof van der Merwe in his 10th over. After that, he also becomes the first-ever, player to reach this landmark in the T20 World Cup history.
Despite being the only player, he is also the second player in the T20 World cup history after Australian legend Brett Lee to take a hat trick. One of the greatest pacers of all time Brett Lee took the first T20 World Cup hat-trick in 2007 against Bangladesh. However the 22-year-old Johannesburg right arm bowler before making his best career figure on Monday. His best figure in T20 cricket is 3-19. Moreover, the Decision Review System by ICC helped Curtis in both his first wicket and in hattrick too.
The other two players that make this unique record of 4 wickets haul in T20 history
1. Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
Lasith Malinga the veteran pacer of Sri Lanka is the first player to achieve this unique milestone of 4 wickets in a single match of T20 history. The rathgama express achieve this record in the match against New Zealand as he took four wickets in 4 deliveries at home ground.
Therefore, the record is made when the Blackcaps came to chase down the 126 runs in the 2nd innings as the target given by Sri Lanka. So, in the third over of the 2nd innings, Lasith Malinga took 4 wickets in just balls. As after his two deliveries, he took the wicket of Colin Munro in the third delivery with a perfect yorker.
After that in his 3 remaining deliveries, he took again three consecutive wickets of Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor. While the Blackcaps before the third over were 15/0 with no wickets loss but just after the third over New Zealand loss their four wickets. Moreover, the Sri Lankan legend has already retired from international cricket this year.
2. Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
Afghanistan star spinner Rashid Khan is the second bowler to take four wickets in just 4 balls after Lasith Malinga. He achieves this milestone in the match against Ireland at Dehradun. Therefore, the record is made when Ireland came to chase down the 210 runs in the 2nd innings as the target given by Afghanistan.
So, in the 2nd innings, Ireland replying very well as they were 153 runs with the loss of 3 wickets. But when Rashid Khan came to the ball in the 16th over where he took a wicket in his last delivery.While in his following 18th over he took hat tricks in his very first three balls and also took 4 wickets in 4 balls.
Therefore, he took the wickets of Kevin O’Brien, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate and Simi Singh. After that, he changes the game as Ireland loss their 4 wickets in just one over. Moreover, in that game against Ireland, he finished the match with 5 wickets.