ICC WC T 20 ,2021 – Curtis Campher bags four in four as Ireland demolish Netherlands by seven wickets with 27 balls remaining – by Sunil Thenabadu
Curtis Campher became the third man to take four wickets in four balls in men’s T20Is
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Ireland 107 for 3 ( Gareth Delany 44, Paul Stirling 30*, Klaassen 1-18) beat Netherlands 106 ( Max O’Dowd 51, Curtis Campher 4-26,Mmark Adair 3-9) by seven wickets
Scotland skipper winning the flip opted to field in the Group A first phase match played in Abu Dhabi yesterday. Netherlands were gradually building up a respectable total .But disaster struck when Curtis Campher playing only in his fifth T 20 in his second over and tenth over in the innings bowling right arm medium swing captured four wickets in four balls was instrumental in the drubbing of the Netherlands .This was a record hattrick first in ICC T 20 WC,The feat was earlier achieved only by Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan in T 20 matches. It is pertinent to state that Lasith Malinda had achieved the same feat in an International ODI match.Campher w picked off Colin Ackermann, Ryan ten Doeschate, Scott Edwards and Roelof van der Merwe off successive balls, one caught two LBW’s and one clean bowled. At that point, Netherlands was 51 for 6 and there would be no way back for them from that historic over. Mark Adair and Josh Little followed Campher’s feat with the former Mark Adair capturing 3 for 9 in his four overs.
Opener Max Dowd who scored 51 in 47 balls held one end to top score, for the Netherlands.
Scotland in reply knocked off the required runs in 15,5 overs to win comprehensively by seven wickets with 27 balls to spare. Paul Stirring 30 in 39 balls and Gareth Delany 44 in 29 balls top scored for Ireland…..Curtis Campher was named ‘Player of the Match’.
(eLanka Sports editor)