World Cup 2019: Trent Boult picks up historic hat-trick vs Australia at Lord’s

first_imgNew Zealand’s pace spearhead Trent Boult became the 11th bowler to pick a hat-trick in World Cups when he rattled the Australia lower-order with inch-perfect yorkers in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match against Australia at Lord’s on Saturday.Trent Boult became only the 2nd bowler after India’s Mohammed Shami to seal a hat-trick in the ongoing edition of the quadrennial tournament in England. Shami had sealed a hat-trick in the final over of India’s thrilling win over Afghanistan on June 22.New Zealand vs Australia: Live Cricket ScoreTrent Boult also became the first New Zealand bowler to pick up a World Cup hat-trick. However, it was Boult’s second ODI hat-trick as the left-arm pacer had picked up a hat-trick vs Pakistan in November 2018 in the UAE.When you see your nation’s first World Cup hat-trickDo you think @AllBlacks legend Sean Fitzpatrick enjoyed that?!#BACKTHEBLACKCAPS | #CWC19 | #NZvAUS World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 29, 2019Boult came up with a top-class final over to restrict Australia to 243 for 9 in 50 overs. In the third ball of the final over of Australia’s innings, Boult removed a well-set Usman Khawaja for 88 with a yorker that crashed into the leg-stump.Boult then gave Mitchell Starc a dose of his own medicine with an unplayable yorker that tailed into the left-handed tail-ender. With the Lord’s crowd going up in anticipation, Boult pinned Jason Behrendorff in front with another yorker that swung late before hitting the batsman’s boot.Behrendorff took the DRS to challenge the on-field decision of out but replays showed three reds. Boult finished with figures of 4 for 51. The Black Caps pacer had struck Australia early by removing captain Aaron Finch cheaply.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan survive Afghanistan scare to keep semi-final hopes aliveAlso See;last_img read more