Australian leg-spinner Cameron Boyce created history by taking a double hat-trick for the first time in the Big Bash League (BBL).
Playing for the Melbourne Renegades against Sydney Thunder at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Boyce became the first bowler to do so in the Big Bash League. On the other hand, he became the 10th bowler in T20 cricket to take four wickets in four balls.
However, despite his charismatic bowling, the team was defeated.
Boyce’s astonishing performance began with the last delivery of the seventh over of Thunder’s innings, when he dismissed Thunder opener Alex Hales, then returning to bowl in the ninth over, Boyce sent Jason to the pavilion on the first delivery.
Alex Ross became lbw on the very next ball of Boyce. He dismissed Daniel Sams to complete the hat-trick.
BBL tweeted, ‘Thunders went from 80/0 to 85/4 in 8.3 overs after Boyce took four wickets. We also could not believe that this would happen. The Match award was also given.
Batting first, Sydney Thunder had scored 170 runs for 8 wickets. In reply, Melbourne fell one run away from victory despite captain Aaron Finch’s blistering 82. He scored 169 runs for 7 wickets.