Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Rajeev Rai
Updated on Sun, Nov 7, 2021 12:51 PM M. IST
South African fast pitcher Kagiso Rabada made history at the T20 World Cup on Saturday. The 26-year-old rider hit a hat-trick in the final Group A match against England. He became the first South African bowler to score a hat-trick at T20 Internationals.
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Rabada did it wonderfully in the last three balls of the twentieth last of the game. England needed 14 runs of the last six balls while the ball was in Rabada’s hands for South Africa. Although Rabada had proven to be very expensive in his last previous over and conceded 19 runs, including three sixes, but in this over he made a strong comeback and walked Chris Woakes from the first ball. He got Woakes caught by Nortje with a score of seven runs. After this, on the second ball of the over, Captain Eoin Morgan was caught by Keshav Maharaj at the score of 17 and then on the third ball, Jordan was caught by Miller.
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Rabada has also become the third bowler to score a hat-trick at this T20 World Cup. Before him, Sri Lankan off-roader Vanindu Hasaranga and Irish spinner Curtis Kaempfer did this feat.
However, Rabada made another album in his name. Liam Livingston hit three straight sixes in his third over. With this, he is only the second international cricketer to achieve a hat-trick of sixes and wickets in the same innings. Before him, Akila Dhananjay had achieved this record against the West Indies in 2021 this year.
Speaking of the match, the South African team defeated England by 10 runs. However, he missed out on reaching the semifinals due to the run rate.