Pat Cummins made cricket history by becoming the first player to achieve back-to-back hat-tricks at a T20 World Cup, despite Australia’s loss to Afghanistan in the Super 8 stage. Cummins, who had previously secured a hat-trick against Bangladesh in their opening Super 8 match, became the second Australian to achieve this feat at a T20 World Cup.

Afghanistan started strongly against Australia, but Adam Zampa and Cummins dismantled their batting line-up as they attempted to increase the run rate. Cummins astonished the cricket world by taking a hat-trick in two consecutive games.

With Zampa taking two quick wickets, Cummins was brought on in the 18th over, dismissing the dangerous Rashid Khan, who was caught by Tim David on the last ball of the over. In the 20th over, Cummins claimed the wicket of Karim Janat, again finding David as the catcher. Completing his hat-trick over two overs, Cummins took the final wicket of Gulbadin Naib, who was caught by Glenn Maxwell.

During the game against Bangladesh, Cummins didn’t realize he had achieved a hat-trick until it was displayed on the big screen. This time, however, he was aware and celebrated energetically after dismissing the Afghanistan batters. Maxwell, unaware of the hat-trick, seemed puzzled by the celebrations. To add to the drama, David Warner dropped a catch on the next ball, which would have given Cummins four wickets in a row.

Pat Cummins Talk About The Milestone Back-to-Back Hat-Trick

After the innings, Cummins expressed disbelief at achieving two hat-tricks in two games after so many appearances for Australia. “I’ll remember this one,” Cummins joked, referencing his earlier reaction when he didn’t realize he had taken a hat-trick against Bangladesh. “I have played hundreds of games for Australia, but now have two in a row.” Cummins finished with figures of 3-28 from four overs on a bowler-friendly pitch.

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