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T20 World Cup 2021: WATCH – Curtis Campher becomes first bowler to pick four wickets in four balls in the tournament

Curtis Campher scalped four wickets in his second over to put Ireland in the driver's seat of their opening encounter in the T20 World Cup.

Curtis Campher

Ireland all-rounder Curtis Campher has achieved a surreal feat in his maiden game in the T20 World Cup. Campher picked up four wickets in four balls in his second over to give his side the perfect start in the tournament. The Irish all-rounder dismissed Colin Ackermann, Ryan ten Doeschate, Scott Edwards and Roelof van der Merwe to achieve the feat.

Campher is only the third bowler to take four wickets on the trot in T20Is. He joined the likes of Lasith Malinga and Rashid Khan in an elite list. Curtis Campher is the first bowler to achieve the feat in a T20 World Cup match. Thanks to his efforts, Ireland are in a strong position to win their opening encounter.

Curtis Campher becomes only second bowler to take a T20 World Cup hattrcik

Curtis Campher

Irish all-rounder Curtis Campher is only the second bowler to pick up a T20 World Cup hattrick. Before him, only the great Bret Lee had achieved the feat on the big stage. Lee had taken the maiden hattrick in T20 World Cup back in 2007 against Bangladesh. After 14 long years, Campher became the second bowler to emulate the feat and even went a step further.

Curtis Campher’s four-wicket haul has left the Dutch reeling in their opening encounter. The Netherlands are down to 51 for six following Campher’s devastating four wickets. It doesn’t seem like the Dutch will be able to touch the three-figure mark with not much batting to come. The all-rounder has put the Irish side on course to an easy win.

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