New Delhi: Joshua Little, the Irish left-arm fast bowler has garnered a feat for himself and his team. He has knocked out three Kiwi batters in a row, and garnered a hat-trick in his record. Ireland won the toss in the match and chose to bowl first.
Batting first, New Zealand scored 185 runs in 20 overs. Irish bowler Josh Little bowled in New Zealand’s innings and took a brilliant hat-trick in the match.
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Josh Little takes a hat-trick
Electing to bat after losing the toss, the New Zealand team had a strong start. There was a time that the team’s score would go beyond 200, but in the 19th over, Josh Little came to bowl for Ireland, who turned New Zealand’s armament and took three wickets in three consecutive balls.
Josh Little caught captain Kane Williamson on the third ball of the 19th over. On the second ball, Jimmy Nisham was dismissed lbw and on the third ball, Mitchell Santner was also caught by putting the ball straight on the leg.
Finn Allen opened with a quick innings
After losing the toss, the New Zealand team, who came out to bat first, started with a bang. Team opener Finn Allen scored 32 runs in 18 balls. However, he got out on the fifth ball of the 6th over. After the dismissal of Finn Allen, captain Kane Williamson and wicketkeeper David Conway took charge of the innings and progressed slowly.
Kane Williamson hits half century
Kane Williamson, who has been battling his form for a long time, looked in a dangerous mood today. He not only kept the innings from one side but also scored runs at a fast pace. Williamson scored 61 runs in just 35 balls and also hit 5 fours and 3 sixes in this innings. On the other hand, Joshua Little took the first hat-trick for Ireland.