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Arshdeep Singh And Mohammed Siraj Completes Team Hat-trick In Napier
By CricShots - Nov 22, 2022 4:04 pm
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India and New Zealand are locking horns with each other in the final game of the three-match T20I series at McLean Park in Napier.  New Zealand, led by Tim Southee, won the toss and opted to bat in the series finale, and then, the Indian bowlers, especially, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Siraj were on top of their game in the death in the third T20I, both with the ball and in the field, as one sweet strike after another kept the hosts to a sub-par score.

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Arshdeep Singh almost got the hat-trick

New Zealand started off well in the must-win game, having come into the match after conceding a 1-0 lead in the series. Even though the dangerous Finn Allen fell early and Mark Chapman followed soon after to leave the side at 49/2 after the powerplay, both Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips notched up the fifties to take the score to 129/2 at the end of the 15th over.

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However, what came next was bizarre, unexpected, and humiliating for the hosts who at this point where targeting a big score of somewhere around 180. Returning to the attack, Mohammed Siraj bowled a ferocious bouncer at 90mph to get rid of the set Phillips before Arshdeep Singh’s slower ball deceived Conway in the very next over. Siraj’s next over fetched two more wickets but the best was still yet to come.

Bowling the 19th over, Arshdeep Singh started off with a bouncer down the leg side getting a tickle from Daryl Mitchell before delivering the ball of the innings. A fiery yorker landed right into Ish Sodhi’s blockhole, leaving the spinner with no answer and the bails flying to put Singh on a hattrick. Even though he failed to get the wicket of Tim Southee to complete the hat trick, miscommunication between the wickets gave Siraj the opportunity to earn a team hat-trick.

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Rushing in from the backward-point region, the pacer delivered a bullet throw at the non-striker’s end catching Adam Milne well short of his crease, to add to his incredible figures of 4/17. Thus, the Black Caps had lost six wickets for three runs in a disastrous collapse courtesy of the brilliance of Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Siraj, leaving the fans in awe of their accomplishments.

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