Trent Boult hat-trick vs Australia: Watch Boult becomes first New Zealand pacer to register World Cup hat-trick

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 29/06/2019

Trent Boult hat-trick vs Australia: New Zealand’s spearhead was unplayable during the death overs of the Australian innings at Lord’s.

During the 37th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between New Zealand and Australia at Lord’s, New Zealand spearhead Trent Boult became the first bowler from his team to register a hat-trick in the World Cup.

Bowling the last over of the innings, Boult made sure that Australia don’t cross the 250-run mark after winning the toss and electing to bat. What Boult’s hat-trick also did was deny Australia batsman Usman Khawaja of his third ODI century.

On the third ball of the over, Khawaja’s attempt to walk towards the off-side saw him losing his leg-stump off Boult’s pinpoint yorker. Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the fifth over, Khawaja top-scored for Australia with his 12th ODI half-century. Before getting out in the last over, Khawaja ended up scoring 88 (129) with the help of five fours.

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Khawaja and Australia wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey (72) sharing a 107-run partnership for the sixth wicket formed the fulcrum of the Australian innings.

On the fourth ball of his 10th over, Boult gave Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc a taste of his own medicine. Facing a toe-crushing yorker, Starc had no answer whatsoever as he walked back after facing one delivery.

On the following delivery, Boult found Jason Behrendorff wanting in front the stumps. Despite the batsman taking a review, it didn’t come to his rescue. With bowling figures of 10-1-51-4, Boult ended as the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand as he restricted Australia to 243/9.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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