IRE vs NZ: New Zealand spinner’s big feat, first bowler to take a hat-trick in the first over, VIDEO


Highlights

New Zealand won the second T20 match by 88 runs
Takes an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series
The final match of the series is to be played tomorrow

New Delhi. Michael Bracewell has registered his name in history. He has become the first bowler to take a hat-trick in his first over in T20 International cricket. New Zealand off-spinner Bracewell achieved this feat in the second T20 against Ireland (IRE vs NZ). Bracewell, playing the second T20 of his career, took 3 wickets in 5 balls to give New Zealand a big win by 88 runs. Playing first in the match, New Zealand scored 179 runs for 4 wickets. In reply, the host Ireland team was reduced to 91 runs in 13.5 overs. In this way, the Kiwi team has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series.

31-year-old Mitchell Bracewell was playing the second match of his T20 International career. He did not get a chance to bowl in the first match. When he came to bowl, Ireland’s score was 86 for 7 wickets. Magarthy hit a four on the first ball of his first over and then took a run on the second ball. On the third ball, Mark Adair was caught by Philip at deep midwicket. On the next ball, Magarthy also got a catch in the hands of Philip.

Third bowler to take hat-trick
Now Bracewell had a chance to take a hat-trick. Craig Young played a shot on the 5th ball and he was caught by Ish Sodhi at backward point. In this way the hat-trick was completed. Bracewell is the third New Zealand bowler to take a hat-trick in T20Is. Earlier, Jacob Oram and Tim Southee have done this feat. Earlier, Dane Cleaver scored an unbeaten 78 for New Zealand to take the score close to 180 runs. He faced 55 balls. Hit 5 fours and 4 sixes. Apart from this, Finn Allen also scored 35 runs in 20 balls.

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In reply, Ireland’s score was 23 runs without a wicket at one point, but the team lost 5 wickets in the next 22 runs. In this way the score became 45 runs for 5 wickets. Mark Adair scored the highest 27 runs. Leg spinner Ish Sodhi also got 3 wickets. Apart from this, Jacob Duffy also took 2 wickets. The final match of the series will be played on 22 July. Earlier, New Zealand had also captured the ODI series 3-0.

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