We have seen many outstanding performances in the ongoing Big Bash League. And, Melbourne Renegades’ Cameron Boyce has become the new addition to the list. He became the first bowler to register a ‘double hat-trick’ in the competition.
However, Boyce has achieved the feat during Renegades’ match against Sydney Thunder on Wednesday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He dismissed Alex Hales, Jason Sangha, Alex Ross and Daniel Sams to record a first double hat-trick in BBL. He dismissed Hales in the last ball of his first over of the innings and then removed the rest of the batters in the first three deliveries of his second over as well.
However, his stunning four wickets turned the game as both Hales and Khawaja gave Thunder a steady start. The duo had scored 80 runs for the first wicket before Boyce provided the Renegades with the much-needed breakthrough. The England batsman lofted the delivery off Cameron Boyce towards the long-off but eventually gave an easy catch to Unmukt Chand.
Cameron Boyce makes history with a DOUBLE HAT-TRICK at the MCG!
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— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 19, 2022
We still can't believe this happened!! A double hattie from Cameron Boyce!! #BBL11 pic.twitter.com/fQWsFakSnx
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Jason Sangha, then, was stumped out in the second over which was the 9th over of the match before both, Ross and Sams were trapped before the stumps. Eventually, Cameron Boyce claimed a five-wicket haul as he dismissed Thunder’s wicketkeeper-batter Matthew Gilkes on 2 in his next over as well.
However, Cameron Boyce, who has played for Australia in 7 T20Is, finished the match with stunning figures of 5 for 21 in his full quota of four overs. That Renegades restricted the Thunder within 171.
But, Sydney Thunder went on to win the nail-biting game by 1 run as Gurinder Sandhu picked up a couple of wickets on the last two balls of the match. Melbourne Renegades required just a couple of runs on the last two balls but they couldn’t manage and eventually lost the game as well.
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