Curtis Campher took four wickets in four balls in a T20 World Cup qualifier against Netherlands on Monday. Campher is the first Irishman to take a T20I hat-trick. Campher is the second bowler after Brett Lee (vs BAN in 2007) to take a hat-trick in the men’s T20 World Cup.
Rashid Khan (vs IRE, 2019) and Lasith Malinga (vs NZ, 2019) are the other two bowlers to take four wickets in as many balls in men’s T20Is.
Campher had none for 12 at the start of his over, he had 4 for 13 after his second. Campher sent back Colin Ackermann (11), Ryan ten Doeschate (0) and Scott Edwards (0) for a hat-trick and then bowled and Roelof van der Merwe (0) in a sensational over in Abu Dhabi.
Campher, 22, had a T20 best of 3-19 from his previous four matches since making his debut earlier this year against Zimbabwe in Dublin.