Ajaz Patel of New Zealand misses hat-trick

DHAKA: Rachin Ravindra missed a hat-trick on Friday and now this happened with Ajaz Patel at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka in their 3rd T20 International of the series against Bangladesh.

New Zealand was looking for victory to keep the series alive as they were behind with 0-2 in the 5 match T20I series against Bangladesh.

The hosts, Bangladesh chasing down score of 129 was struggling at 4-44.

In the 9th over of the Bangladesh innings, New Zealand slow left arm orthodox, Ajaz Patel grabbed the wicket of Mahmudullah who had hit it straight to Nicholls at extra cover. Nicholls takes low catch to dismiss Mahmudullah of Patel’s delivery.

Afif Hossain walks into the crease with the dismissal of Mahmudullah. Patel bowls around off stump almost yorker-length ball. Afif misses and ball hits the off stump. It was a golden duck for Afif and had to depart. Patel grabs his fourth and was on a hat-trick.

With the loss of Afif’s wicket, Nurul walks into the crease. New Zealand’s Ajaz Patel misses hat-trick with the cut towards extra cover by Nurul.

Finally, Ajaz Patel finishes off with 4-16 recording his best figures in T20I format.

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