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Pat Cummins secured back to back hat-tricks in T20 World Cup 2024

Australian pace sensation Pat Cummins becomes the first bowler to bag more than one hat-trick in T20 World Cup history. Cummins achieved this monstrous achievement in T20 World Cup 2024 when he bagged back to back hat-trick wickets in his consecutive matches.

Prior to him, Brett Lee was the sole Australian to register a hat-trick in T20 World Cups. Pat Cummins levelled his record by securing his maiden hat-trick in Australia’s Super 8 clash against Bangladesh at Antigua.

In his very next match which was played against Afghanistan, Pat Cummins bagged another hat-trick wicket and scripted history by becoming the first player to bag a hat-trick in back-to-back matches in a T20 World Cup edition.

Pat Cummins registered his second T20 World Cup hat-trick by dismissing Rashid Khan(2), Karim Janat(13) and Gulbadin Naib(0). Cummins ended his bowling inning with a figure of 4-0-28-3. CHECK: List of Hat Trick Wickets in T20 World Cup – Full List

Speaking of the match, winning the toss, Australia opted to field first where Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran opened the inning on behalf of Afghanistan. Gurbaz and Zadran made a steady start against the aggressive Australian pace attack.

The duo scored 40 runs in the first powerplay and survived without losing a wicket. Afghan batters maintained a steady inning and started to build a partnership but with a slower run rate.

Gurbaz and Zadran took eight overs to reach the fifty runs mark which is roughly 6.5 runs per over. With a boundary in the final of the 10th over, Afghanistan scored 64 runs without losing a wicket.

The duo started to shift the momentum and secured their 100 runs mark in the middle of the 14th over.

While the Afghan openers were expected to execute an aggressive knock in the death over, Australian bowlers made a bounce back and broke the partnership.

After 95 balls, Australia got their first wicket when Stoinis dismissed Gurbaz for 60 runs in the 16th over. Following his dismissal, Afghanistan started to lose wickets at regular intervals and struggled to make an impact in the final four overs.

Josh Hazlewood who played his 50th T20I game today went wicketless after spilling 39 runs in four overs. With a couple of wickets in the final over, Pat Cummins bagged his second hat-trick of the T20 World Cup 2024. At the end of 20 overs, Afghanistan scored 148 runs for 6 wickets loss.

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