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.
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.
Trent Boult hat-trick vs Australia:
How Twitter reacted:
⚡️HAT-TRICK FOR BOULT! ⚡️
🏏Khawaja – Starc – Behrendorff 🏏
The third wicket an LBW that went upstairs but was OUT! What a final over from Trent Boult! His second ODI hat-trick and first at the @cricketworldcup!
🇦🇺 243/9 | 50 overs #CWC19 #BACKTHEBLACKCAPS pic.twitter.com/WrtzN2eRyf
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) June 29, 2019
Sensational last over by Boult. Aus finish 25-30 short than what rhey might have liked. Khwaja reconstructed innings after early collapse, but couldn’t provide late flourish needed
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 29, 2019
A 2nd ODI hat-trick for @BLACKCAPS pace bowler Trent Boult, this time at Lord’s against Australia in #CWC19. Removes Khawaja (bowled), Starc (bowled), Behrendorff (lbw, despite Australian review). 1st by a NZer at a World Cup. 4th in total after himself, Morrison and Bond.
— Andrew Alderson (@aldersonnotes) June 29, 2019
Hat-tricks in World Cup:
Chetan Sharma v NZ (1987)
S Mushtaq v Zim (1999)
Vaas v Ban(2003)
Brett Lee v Ken (2003)
Malinga v SA (2007)
Roach v Ned (2011)
Malinga v Ken (2011)
Finn v Aus (2015)
Duminy v SL (2015)
Shami v AFG (2019)
TRENT BOULT v Aus (2019)#NZvAUS #AUSvNZ #CWC19
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) June 29, 2019
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