Pat Cummins Creates History with First Hat-Trick of T20 World Cup 2024

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Pat Cummins

In a thrilling Super Eights match during the 2024 T20 World Cup, Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins etched his name in cricket folklore by claiming the first hat-trick of the tournament. His remarkable feat occurred against Bangladesh, and it mirrored a similar milestone achieved by another Australian legend, Brett Lee, seventeen years earlier.

Pat Cummins’ Hat-Trick

On a balmy evening in North Sound, Antigua, Cummins unleashed a devastating spell that left Bangladesh reeling. His victims on the night were Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, and Towhid Hridoy.

The 38-year-old Mahmudullah fell victim to Cummins after dragging a pull shot back onto his stumps. It was a crucial breakthrough for Australia.

Next up was Mahedi Hasan, who perished immediately after attempting an uppercut. Unfortunately for him, the ball found the fielder at third man, Adam Zampa.

With two wickets down, Cummins had to wait for one full over before his chance to script history. Undeterred, he completed his hat-trick in the final over of the Bangladesh innings.

Towhid Hridoy, the right-hander, aimed to scoop Cummins over short fine-leg. However, the ball went straight into the hands of Josh Hazlewood, who held on to complete an easy catch. Cummins had his hat trick!

This hat-trick was not only Cummins’ first-ever in international cricket but also the seventh in T20 World Cup history. The last bowler to achieve this feat was Ireland’s Josh Little in the 2022 edition against New Zealand.

Cummins now joins an elite list of Australian bowlers with T20I hat-tricks, including Brett Lee, Ashton Agar, and Nathan Ellis. Remarkably, most of these hat-tricks have come against the same opponent—Bangladesh.

Cummins summed it up well, saying, “It’s a good club to be part of.” His three wickets in the match contributed significantly to Australia’s fightback, finishing with figures of 29/3 off four overs.

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