Ireland pacer Curtis Camper etched his name into the history books on Monday when he took four wickets in four balls against the Netherlands in their T20 World Cup opening match in Abu Dhabi.

Right-arm fast bowler Curtis Camper bowled the 10th over, dismissing Colin Ackerman (11), Ryan ten Dochet (0), Scott Edwards (0) and Roelof van der Merwe (0) in successive deliveries, the third bowler to take four wickets. Become. Four-ball wickets in T20 Internationals after Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga and Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan.

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Malinga was the first man to take a ‘double hat-trick’ or 4 wickets in 4 balls during the 2007 T20 World Cup in a Super 8 match against South Africa. He repeated the feat after more than a decade in a T20I against New Zealand at Pallekele in 2019.

Former Afghanistan captain Rashid also achieved the feat in 2019, when he took four wickets in four balls in a game against Ireland in Dehradun. Meanwhile, the camper is also the second player after Brett Lee (vs Bangladesh in 2007) with a hat-trick in the Men’s T20 World Cup. The 22-year-old is also the first Irish player to take a hat-trick in T20Is.

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