Pat Cummins Creates History with Second Consecutive T20 World Cup Hat-Trick

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Pat Cummins

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins etched his name in cricketing lore during the T20 World Cup with a remarkable feat: he secured his second consecutive hat-trick in the tournament.

Pat Cummins’ consecutive hat-tricks

Cummins first achieved this rare feat against Bangladesh in the Super Eight clash. In a gripping display of skill, he dismissed two batsmen in the final two deliveries of his third over and then completed the hat-trick with the opening ball of his last over. His victims included Towhid Hridoy, who was caught at short fine leg.

Cummins now joins an illustrious group of just seven players to have taken a hat-trick in a Men’s T20 World Cup match. The other bowlers in this select company include Brett Lee, Curtis Campher, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kagiso Rabada, Karthik Meiyappan, and Josh Little.

Remarkably, Cummins revealed that he had forgotten about being on a hat-trick when he started his final over. It was only when teammate Marcus Stoinis reminded him that he realized the significance of the moment. His nonchalant approach underscores his focus and composure on the field.

Cummins’ second hat-trick came against Afghanistan in the Super Eight match. Despite Afghanistan’s early momentum, Cummins dismantled their batting lineup, finishing with figures of 3/29. His consistent performance has been pivotal for Australia in the tournament.

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