Ireland’s Curtis Campher takes four wickets in FOUR BALLS before hitting the winning runs to inspire a crushing seven-wicket victory after Holland were rolled for just 106 at T20 World Cup
- Curtis Campher only third man to take four wickets in four balls in T20 history
- Rashid Khan and Lasith Malinga only other two bowlers to accomplish feat
- Ireland dispatched Holland for 106 and easily chased down the target in 15 overs
- Campher finished on 7* and hit winning run as Ireland cruised to victory
Ireland’s Curtis Campher became only the third player in history to take four wickets in four balls in a Twenty20 International against Holland in the T20 World Cup early stages.
Campher’s achievement puts him on a list of three, with Rashid Khan and Lasith Malinga the only other two bowlers to have achieved the feat.
Ireland’s all-rounder then went on to hit the winning run as his side easily chased down a modest target of 107 to win their T20 World Cup opener on Monday.
Curtis Campher took four wickets in as many balls as Ireland rolled Holland for 106
Campher was adjudged to have trapped Scott Edwards lbw for his hat-trick after a review
The wickets all fell in a single over as Holland fell from 51 for two to 51 for six, and included county cricketers Ryan Ten Doeschate and Roelof Van Der Merwe.
The first wicket had to be reviewed by captain Andy Balbirnie for a possible caught behind after initially being signalled wide, with UltraEdge confirming the ball had caught Colin Ackermann’s bat on the way through to wicketkeeper Neil Rock.
Ryan Ten Doeschate’s poor run of form extended into the tournament as he became the second wicket, trapped lbw first ball.
Campher became only the third player to take four wickets in four balls in T20 history
Ireland’s all-rounder then went on to hit the winning run as his side thrashed Holland
The hat-trick ball, the wicket of Scott Edwards, also had to be reviewed after given not out by on-field umpire Rod Tucker, the eventual lbw verdict giving Campher the highly-coveted three from three.
Van Der Merwe then followed the next ball, dragging the ball on to his stumps to complete four in four for the 22-year-old Johannesburg-born seamer.
He finished with four for 26 as Holland were bowled out for 106, opener Max O’Dowd providing the only resistance of note with 51.