Earlier, there were two double hat-tricks in T20 cricket. Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s spinner, first achieved this feat in 2019 against Ireland. Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga set the record against New Zealand the same year. This time the third record was set by Irish fast bowler Curtis Kemper. However, this is the first record in the T20 World Cup.
Camper set the record with four wickets in a row. In cricket, a double hat-trick is usually taken for four wickets in a row.
The Irish pacer Kemper scored this double hat-trick against the Netherlands in the World Cup qualifier in Abu Dhabi on Monday. He returned four batsmen off four balls in the tenth over of the innings. Colin Ackerman was dismissed first in 9.2 overs. Ryan sent Ten Descott to the dressing room before the next ball. Scott Edwards and Roelof von der Marwei took four wickets in the next two overs.
Camper, who gave up 12 runs in the first over, had a bowling figure of 2-0-14-4 at the end of two overs. In the end he took four wickets with 26 runs in four overs.
Ireland easily defeated the Netherlands by seven wickets.
Batting first, the Netherlands reduced the innings to just 107 runs. Ireland lost three wickets in reply and reached the target.