On Friday, New Zealand speedster Adam Milne shine with the ball, help Kent register an unforgettable victory against Surrey in the ongoing T20 blast. Milne illuminated St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury by picking up a sensational hat-trick.
The 29-year-old pioneer took three wickets from the last three balls of Surrey’s innings to become the second New Zealander to score a hat-trick on the day. In the Northern group, Milie’s compatriot Lockie Ferguson also achieved the same achievement.
Milne’s incredible efforts helped his team defend a total of 191/4. The legal shooter has international stars such as the Ollie Pous and Kyle Jamieson before another scalp of Laurie Evans on the last ball to secure an impressive 11-run victory.
Milne cleared Pope for 15 runs, followed by Jamieson for a duck. He then sent Evans back for a well-made 57 runs.
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‘It was an awful hat trick’: Milne
After registering the amazing performance, Milne expressed his happiness, saying that it was indeed a special moment for him and acknowledging that Kent always experiences a close encounter with Surrey.
“It’s my first hat trick ever, so it’s special. We’ve always had tough, nail-biting games against Surrey. With the bowling we got off to a terrible start, but Fred (Klaassen) bowled very well, and in the last ten overs we managed to claw it back and finish nicely and hit a few wickets through the back. take. bowls a few tight overs, “ said Milne as quoted by KentOnline.
The North Islander felt it was a terrible hat-trick, and it eventually surprised him, as the deliveries he bowled were all groove balls.
‘It was an awful hat trick; they were all slot balls! Jameson’s went to the moon and back, so it was a good catch from (Jack) Leaning. I was surprised that it even came down; it was so high; I thought it was snowing, “he said. added Milne.
Short counts: Kent 191-4 in 20 overs (Jordan Cox 61 *, Jack Leaning 50; Will Jacks 1/12) klop Surrey 180-6 in 20 overs (Will Jacks 87, Laurie Evans 57; Adam Milne 4/38) with 11 runs.