In the ongoing T20 World Cup Super 12 Group 1 match between New Zealand and Ireland, the southpaw fast bowler, Joshua Little was at his best and he registered the second hat-trick of the ongoing tournament at the Adelaide Oval. The Irish fast bowler managed to achieve the feat in the 19th over of New Zealand’s innings as he managed to get the video of Kane Williamson, Jimmy Neesham, and Mitchell Santner. After dismissing Santner, Little celebrated in style and the entire Adelaide Oval crowd cheered on.
The official Instagram handle of ICC shared the video of Little taking a hat trick. Williamson was caught in the deep as he attempted to pull the short delivery, while both Neesham and Santner were adjudged leg-before wicket.
Here is the video of the hat trick by Joshua Little:
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The first hat trick of the ongoing T20 World Cup was taken by UAE spinner Karthik Meiyappan against Sri Lanka. In the ongoing match between New Zealand and Ireland, the former batted first and posted 185/6 in 20 overs. Skipper Kane Williamson played a 61-run knock while Finn Allen and Daryl Mitchell played knocks of 32 and 31 respectively.
For Ireland, Joshua Little returned with three wickets while Gareth Delany took a couple of wickets. Little becomes the second bowler to claim a hat-trick in this year’s edition following Karthik Meiyappan’s treble against Sri Lanka earlier in the tournament.
The 23-year-old reckoned he got a bit lucky with the left-handers and was confident about his side’s chances of chasing the New Zealand total. He reckoned that they can cause another upset following their win against England earlier in the tournament.
Talking about his hat trick, Joshua Little said, “I guess it was a little bit of tail back into the left-handers, wanted to execute it two times in a row and I got lucky to have managed it. I think I was a bit short early on, then went a bit greedy and went full. I don’t see why we can’t chase this down, time for another upset in this World Cup.”