Watch: Irish Pacer Joshua Littler picks up 2nd Hat-trick of T20 WC vs NZ

Watch: Irish Pacer Joshua Littler picks up 2nd Hat-trick on T20 WC vs NZ

The match between Ireland and New Zealand is underway at the Adelaide Oval. This is the last group game for both teams in the T20 World Cup 2022. Ireland has already been ruled out of the competition, while New Zealand needs this win to make it to the semi-finals.

It started with Ireland winning the toss and choosing to bowl first. And in the first innings of the game, we have seen the second hat-trick of the ongoing tournament. It is also the second for Ireland in T20Is.

It came in the 19th over of the first innings, when Irish pacer Joshua Little was bowling in a good rhythm. He dismissed three main batters in the New Zealand lineup, which dented a little bit of the scoring rate and didn't let the Black Caps reach the 200-run mark.

He dismissed New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on the second ball of the over. Little bowled it short, and Williamson tried to pull the ball but couldn't get the distance, and the fielder at the boundary caught the ball. On the next ball, he dismissed all-rounder James Neesham for a golden duck.

He bowled a length bowl, and Neesham missed it, and it hit at the pads, and the batter was given out LBW. On the fourth ball of the over, Little bowled the same ball to new batter Mitchell Santner, who missed the ball, and he was also given LBW.

The first hat-trick of the T20 World Cup 2022 was taken by UAE leg-spinner Karthik Meiyappan in the first round of the tournament against Sri Lanka. Speaking of the game, New Zealand scored 185/6 in their 20 overs.

Skipper Williamson, who was struggling in the first few matches, played a good inning. He scored 61 runs off 35 balls, with five fours and three sixes. Finn Allen (32* off 18) and Daryl Mitchell (31* off 21) also made some good contributions in the middle.

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