Netizens react as Pat Cummins becomes the second Australian to take a T20 WC Hat-Trick!


New Delhi: Patrick Cummins has been a really lucky captain winning and scripting milestones on the way! The 31-year-old is having the time of his life as he won the World Test Championship and the ODI World Cup in the same year. Now, he has become the second Australian bowler after Brett Lee and the seventh bowler overall to take a T20 World Cup hat-trick.

Cummins was rested against Scotland in the last game of the Group Stages. Subsequently, he was restored to the starting lineup for this crucial match. After thoroughly rejuvenating the body in the last game, Cummins delivered a fiery spell! and ended with figures of 3/29 from his 4 overs. The three scalps from his bowling were Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan and Towhid Hridoy.

Australia won their first Super 8 match of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda. The Aussies will take on the Afghanistan team next who are coming with a loss against India. Subsequently, they will then take on India in an epic recap of the 2023 ODI World Cup Final.

Seeing the capsizing ship, Bangladeshi captain Shanto and wicket-keeper batsman Litton Das played some brave shots to add some pace to the scoring rate. However, with the introduction of Zampa and Maxwell both Das and Shanton perished alongside Rishad Hossain. The final nail in the coffin was the hat-trick from Pat Cummins which ended the Bangladeshi innings at 140/8.

What happened in the match?
Bangladesh had a very shaky start as they were given early jolts in the innings from a pumped-up Mitchell Starc who removed Tanzid Hasan in the very first over! Subsequently, Australia’s bowlers kept the pressure as Bangladesh failed to find their footing in the match. Another clinical over from Starc on one end and a rejuvenated Josh Hazelwood from the other end meant that Bangladesh ended with only 8 runs from the first three overs.

Chasing 140, Australia’s blistering opening duo of Warner and Head went with their usual ‘see the ball, hit the ball’ policy to pile up 100/2 after 11 overs. Eventually, due to bad weather and recurrent rain delays, the Aussies were declared winners through the DLS method.