Srinagar: Call it a fairytale or dream start, but New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell did exactly that as the cricketer took hat-trick in his very first ever T20 International over that he bowled.
Michael Bracewell took hat-trick in his first ever T20I over to end the 2nd match in the New Zealand favour.
Bracewell took the hat-trick in the 14th over, with Ireland getting all out for 91 runs.
Bracewell was brought into the attack for the first time in the match in the 14th over with Ireland struggling at 86/7 while chasing a target of 179/4.
He got hit for a four off his first ball by Barry McCarthy after which the batters took a single.
The wickets fell after that. Bracewell first dismissed Mark Adair, who holed out at deep midwicket. McCarthy came on strike and got caught at the ropes down the leg side off the next ball. Ireland’s No.10 Craig Young then came in sliced a simple catch to backward point, thus completing the treble.
Earlier, Bracewell had not bowled in the first T20I and had taken two wickets in the preceding three-match ODI series.
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