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Curtis Campher stuns Netherlands with a sizzling double hattrick

Curtis Campher joined Sri Lanka legend Lasith Malinga and Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan in an elite list of players with four wickets in four balls in T20I cricket.

Curtis Campher
Curtis Campher ( Image Credit: Disney Hotstar)

Ireland have got off to a thrilling start in the T20 International Cup campaign, with pacer Curtis Campher picking up a double hattrick. The Netherlands were jolted by two quick wickets, with Ben Cooper and Bas de Leede not scoring much. At 22-2, they were in some trouble before two of their best batters Max O’Dowd and Colin Ackermann joined hands to stabilize the ship. Just as when the Netherlands were starting to look a bit steady, Curis Campger shattered all their hopes by dismissing Colin Ackermann, Ryan ten Doeschate, Scott Edwards and Roelof van der Merwe in consecutive deliveries.

Curtis Campher joined Sri Lanka legend Lasith Malinga and Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan in an elite list of players with four wickets in four balls in T20I cricket.

Campher’s first wicket was a bit lucky, with Colin Ackermann getting caught down the leg side. While the on-field umpire gave him not out, skipper Andrew Balbirnie was quick to review the call which was later changed to out. On the next delivery, Campher trapped Ryan ten Doeschate LBW before dismissing Scott Edwards in the same manner to complete a fantastic hattrick.

Having already registered his name in record books by becoming the 19th player to take a T20I hattrick, Campher went a step further and completed a rare double hattrick by knocking off Roel of van der Merwe.

Campher’s spell backed by an impressive three-wicket haul by Mark Adair helped Ireland dismiss the Netherlands for 106, before chasing the target without breaking a sweat. Ireland next face Sri Lanka on October 20 in Abu Dhabi.

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