New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson as soon as once more proved why he’s a lethal bowler in limited-over cricket. The 30-year-old bagged a hat-trick throughout a T20 Blast match on Saturday (June 03).
After his aspect Yorkshire gained the toss and batted first at Headingley, posting 180/4 on the board of their allotted 20 overs, Ferguson got here to bowl as second change – and struck on the third ball, eradicating former South Africa Check wicketkeeper Dane Vilas for one.
Then, within the final over of the match, with Lancashire needing 20 runs to win, Ferguson stepped up and took his aspect over the end line.
After conceding ten runs off the primary three balls, Ferguson got here again strongly to defend the final ten runs. On the fourth supply, ex-England Check opener Adam Lyth caught a stunner whereas working again to dismiss Luke Wells for 1.
With the hosts needing ten from two, Ferguson eliminated the stumps of recent Lancashire batsman Luke Wooden and successfully gained Yorkshire the sport.
On the ultimate supply, Ferguson accomplished his hat-trick as Lyth as soon as once more caught Tom Hartley. Thus, Yorkshire registered a nine-run victory over their native rivals.
On the different finish, Ferguson completed with figures of 4/24 from his quota of 4 overs.
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However the Kiwi paceman didn’t do sufficient to win the ‘Participant of the Match’ award as that honour went to Yorkshire’s Harry Brook for his unbeaten 91 off 50 balls.
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