New Zealand's Trent Boult takes World Cup hat-trick against Australia

AFP
London, UK Published: Jun 29, 2019, 09:57 PM(IST)

New Zealand's Trent Boult celebrates the wicket of Australia's Jason Behrendorff. Photograph:( AFP )

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It was the first hat-trick by a New Zealander at a World Cup and the second of the tournament after India paceman Mohammed Shami achieved the feat against Afghanistan

New Zealand paceman Trent Boult took a hat-trick against Australia in a World Cup match at Lord's on Saturday.

The left-arm quick struck in the last over of Australia's innings, dismissing Usman Khawaja for a top-score of 88 before he bowled tailender Mitchell Starc and then had Jason Behrendorff lbw, despite the batsman's review.

It was the first hat-trick by a New Zealander at a World Cup and the second of the tournament after India paceman Mohammed Shami achieved the feat against Afghanistan.

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Nathan Lyon then survived the last ball of the innings, with Australia finishing on 243-9.

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