Who is Michael Bracewell: New Zealand beat Ireland (IRE vs NZ 2nd T20I) by a huge margin of 88 runs in the second T20I to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Dan Cleaver and Michael Bracewell were the heroes of this victory for the Kiwi team. While Cleaver played an unbeaten knock of 78 runs off 55 balls with the help of 5 fours and 4 sixes, Bracewell completed the work of the hosts by taking a hat-trick. Batting first in this match, New Zealand scored 179 runs in the stipulated 20 overs for the loss of 4 wickets on the board. In front of this score, the entire team of Ireland was bundled out for 91 runs.
Michael Bracewell played an important role in stacking the entire team of Ireland. When captain Mitchell Santner hit the ball to Bracewell, Ireland’s score in 13 overs was 86 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. McCarthy hit a four on the first ball and took a run on the next ball. After this, Mark Adair, who came on strike, was dismissed for a personal score of 27 in an attempt to hit a big shot in the direction of deep mid-wicket. After this, Bracewell took revenge on McCarthy who came on strike and showed him the way to the pavilion. Bracewell had reached a hat-trick with this wicket. He completed a hat-trick in his very first T20I over by dismissing Craig Young and completed the hosts’ job in just 5 balls. In international cricket, Bracewell will probably be the first bowler to take a hat-trick in his first over.
Bowlers who took hat-trick for New Zealand in T20Is
– Jacob Oram 2009
– Tim Southee 2010
– Michael Bracewell 2022*
Who is Michael Bracewell?
Michael Bracewell is a New Zealand cricketer who plays for Wellington. He was born on 14 February 1991. He is the nephew of former Test players Brendan and John Bracewell and a cousin of current international player Doug Bracewell. He made his international debut for the New Zealand cricket team in March 2022. Creating history in his very first ODI match, he scored more than 20 runs in the last over and led the Kiwi team to a one-wicket victory. At the same time, he took a hat-trick in the first over of his T20 career.