On Friday, Nathan Ellis had an unforgettable outing in his international debut in the T20 for Australia, while scoring a hat-trick in the final of Bangladesh’s innings at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.
The 26-year-old Ellis, who was handed the Australian cap by senior pacer Mitchell Starc, achieved the feat through the Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman and Mahedi Hasan consecutive balls.
Ellis is now the first bowler to score a hat-trick during his debut in a T20I for men and the third Aussie after speedster Brett Lee and turner Ashton Agar.
NATHAN ELLIS GOES A HAT TRACT!
NATHAN ELLIS GOES A HAT TRACT! #BANVAUS
– cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) 6 August 2021
Ellis’ efforts, which ended him with figures of 3/34 in his four-over quota, limited Bangladesh to 127/9.
In response, Australia were stopped at 117 for 4 in 20 overs, with Foreign Islam pick a few wickets while Shakib Al Hasan and Nasum Ahmed taken piece.
The batting once again let Australia down for the third consecutive match as they struggled on the sluggish field in the National Stadium.
Alom player Mitchell Marsh finally reaching his half-century after scoring identical scores of 45 in the previous two games, but his 52-run beat went in vain as other batsmen could not shoot again. Apart from Marsh, Ben McDermott (35) and Alex Carey (20 not out) could only enter the double digits.
With a win in the third T20I, Bangladesh took a 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
The last two matches will be played on 7 and 9 August at the same venue.
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Just turn on the HAT TRICK @CricketAus debut for Nathan Ellis … if you do not mind !! 🤯😍🙌🏽
– Trent Copeland (@ copes9) 6 August 2021