In a Super 12 encounter against New Zealand on Friday, Irish fast bowler Joshua Little became the second bowler to notch up a hat-trick in the T20 World Cup 2022.
On Friday in Adelaide, he removed Kane Williamson, James Neesham, and Mitchell Santner in the 19th over of New Zealand’s inning.
Little becomes the sixth bowler in the history of the men’s T20 World Cup to get a hat-trick. Little achieved a final result of 3 for 22. After Curtis Campher, Little is the second Irishman to score a hat-trick in a T20 World Cup match. When Campher guided Ireland to a seven-wicket victory over the Netherlands in the T20 World Cup in 2021, he became just the third player to take four wickets in four balls in T20 international play.
Karthik Meiyappan of the United Arab Emirates made World Cup history by bowling a hat-trick against Sri Lanka in Geelong. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, and Dasun Shanaka were all ordered to delay repeated deliveries by Meiyappan.