Michael Bracewell is a wicket-keeper batsman against New Zealand, but on the tour of Ireland, he has rocked with his batting and bowling. Dane Cleaver is playing as a wicket-keeper batsman for the Kiwis, while Bracewell plays the role of an all-rounder. While Bracewell made a splash with the batting in the One Day International series, in the second match of the T20 International series, he made a new world record in bowling. What legendary bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Josh Hazlewood and Shaheen Shah Afridi could not do in T20 International cricket, Bracewell did it.
Bracewell has created a new world record by taking a hat-trick in his very first over in T20 Internationals. In the match played against Ireland on Wednesday, Bracewell ended Ireland’s story in just five balls. Batting first, the Kiwi team, playing under the captaincy of Mitchell Santner, scored 179 for four in 20 overs. In reply, Ireland were bundled out for just 91 runs in 13.5 overs.
Ireland’s score was 86 for seven in 13 overs. Santner hits the ball to Bracewell. His first ball was hit for a four and then on the next ball, Barry McCarthy took a single. Bracewell’s first victim became Mark Eder, who remained at the crease after scoring 27 runs off 22 balls. Bracewell then showed the way to the pavilion on the next ball to McCarthy, who had scored five runs off his first two balls. With the wicket of Craig Young, Bracewell completed a hat-trick and set a new world record.