VIDEO: W W W Ireland’s Little took a hat-trick, sent New Zealand’s legendary batsmen to the pavilion
Ireland fast bowler Josh Little becomes the sixth man in T20 World Cup history to claim a hat-trick and the second at this year’s tournament after UAE’s Karthik Meiyappan; Little dismisses New Zealand’s Kane Williamson, Jimmy Neesham, and Mitchell Santner.
Fast bowler Josh Little picked up Ireland’s second hat-trick in T20 internationals when he grabbed a trio of New Zealand wickets at the T20 World Cup.
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— Cricket Ireland (@cricketireland) November 4, 2022
Left-arm Little had Kane Williamson caught at deep backward square leg for 61 at Adelaide Oval on Friday, before pinning Jimmy Neesham and Mitchell Santner lbw for ducks.
Ireland is the first side to register two hat tricks at the Men’s T20 World Cup, with Little’s effort following Curtis Campher’s hat trick against the Netherlands during last year’s tournament in the UAE.
Little is also the second man to take a hat-trick at this T20 World Cup, after UAE’s Karthik Meiyappan, who achieved the feat against Sri Lanka last month.
Ireland went on to lose to New Zealand by 35 runs as they could only reply to the Black Caps’ total of 185-6 with a score of 150-9.