(Reuters) – Irish captain Curtis Camper set a new record by taking four wickets off four balls in a row in the middle of the Twenty20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has taken two wickets in a row – the 2007 ODI against South Africa and the T20I against New Zealand.
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is the only cricketer to make a record in international cricket against Ireland in the 2019 T20 tournament.
All-rounder Camper threw the second over of the Group A game, sending Colin Agra first after Irish referee Rod Tucker had broken the no-out decision.
Ryan Den Toshet then went out for the wicket, challenging Tucker again for an LPW decision against Scott Edwards, becoming the first Irish bowler to score a hat-trick in T20 internationals.
The 22-year-old Camper was overjoyed at Joyt Cricket Stadium when Rolf van der Merwe pulled a harmless delivery off his stump and gave the bowler a fourth wicket in the afternoon.
Sri Lanka and Namibia are the other teams in the group that will start their campaign after Monday. Two teams from the group advance to the Super 12 level.
(Sudipto Ganguly Report in Mumbai; Christian Ratnets Editing)
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