Hat-Trick! South African spinner makes history with T20 World Cup hat-trick

Hat-Trick! South African spinner makes history with T20 World Cup hat-trick (1)

Imran Tahir has written his name into the history books after claiming a hat-trick in the first Super Over of the World T20 final. The Proteas spinner finished with figures of 3/35 from four overs, including the last two deliveries to remove New Zealand’s Colin Munro and Corey Anderson. His history-making performance came after India had been set an imposing target of 184 by England in their group game on Tuesday (February 20). The world record for the most wickets in a T20I match has now been raised to seven, previously held by Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga and Australia’s Shaun Tait

South Africa’s Imran Tahir has written his name into the history books after claiming a hat-trick in the first Super Over of the World T20 final.

Tahir’s hat-trick is the second instance of a bowler taking seven wickets in an international match. The first was achieved by Sri Lanka spinner Muthiah Muralidaran against England at Colombo in 1995.

Tahir’s effort is also notable as it is the first time that a bowler has taken a hat-trick in the Super Over of a World Cup final.

The Proteas spinner finished with figures of 3/35 from four overs, including the last two deliveries to remove New Zealand’s Colin Munro and Corey Anderson.

The Proteas spinner finished with figures of 3/35 from four overs, including the last two deliveries to remove New Zealand’s Colin Munro and Corey Anderson.

The world record for the most wickets in a T20I match has now been raised to seven.

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was thrilled with his bowler’s performance: “He’s been amazing through this tournament and he keeps getting better and better,” he said. “That is why we have him here.”

His history-making performance came after India had been set an imposing target of 184 by England in their group game on Tuesday (February 20).

South Africa’s Imran Tahir made history as he took a hat-trick in a T20 World Cup match against India at Nagpur on Tuesday (February 20).

His history-making performance came after India had been set an imposing target of 184 by England in their group game on Tuesday.

The match was played in Nagpur, where England scored 184 runs in 20 overs and lost the match by four runs.

Rohit Sharma was the top scorer with 64 runs while Jos Buttler scored 60 runs for his team.

The world record for the most wickets in a T20I match has now been raised to seven, previously held by Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga and Australia’s Shaun Tait.

The world record for the most wickets in a T20I match has now been raised to seven, previously held by Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga and Australia’s Shaun Tait.

Imran Tahir is only the second bowler to achieve this feat after Malinga’s eight-wicket haul against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2011. This is a big achievement for Imran Tahir who has been one of South Africa’s most consistent performers over the years.

Imran Tahir is only the second bowler ever to take seven wickets in an international game

Imran Tahir is only the second bowler ever to take seven wickets in an international game.

The first bowler to take seven wickets in an international game was Lasith Malinga, who achieved this feat against New Zealand at Eden Park in 2010.

Conclusion

For Imran Tahir, it’s been a remarkable few days. After taking seven wickets in one match, the South African spinner has now gone one better by claiming an unprecedented hat-trick in the first Super Over at the World T20 final. His performance today means that he has now overtaken Lasith Malinga as the most successful bowler in T20I history with 74 wickets from just 69 matches played