Chris Jordan Makes History with Hat-Trick in T20 World Cup Super 8 Clash

Chris Jordan

New Delhi: Barbados-born seamer Chris Jordan etched his name in cricket history during the T20 World Cup Super 8 match against the United States. The right-arm pacer became the first-ever bowler from England to claim a hat-trick in T20 Internationals.

The Match

In a thrilling encounter held at the Kensington Oval in Barbados, defending champions England faced off against the United States. England skipper Jos Buttler won the toss and opted to bowl first. The stage was set for a high-stakes battle, and Chris Jordan delivered a performance that will be remembered for years to come.

The Hat-Trick

During the 19th over of America’s innings, Jordan produced an incisive spell, taking four wickets in just five deliveries. His hat-trick was the highlight of the match. Here’s how he did it:

  1. Corey Anderson: On the first ball of the over, Jordan dismissed Corey Anderson, getting him caught by Harry Brook.
  2. Ali Khan: The second ball yielded no runs, but on the third ball, Ali Khan’s stumps were shattered as Jordan clean-bowled him.
  3. Nostush Kenjige: The fourth ball saw Nostush Kenjige trapped LBW, leaving the American batsmen stunned.
  4. Saurabh Netravalkar: Jordan sealed his hat-trick by knocking over Saurabh Netravalkar’s stumps on the fifth ball.

Remarkable Figures

Jordan finished with remarkable figures of 4 for 10 in 2.4 overs. His precision and ability to strike at crucial moments turned the tide in England’s favor. Notably, he became only the second bowler in the tournament to achieve a hat-trick, following Australia’s Pat Cummins, who accomplished the feat against Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

Post-Match Comments

“Unbelievable feeling (to take the hat-trick),” said Jordan after the match. “Getting it at a special place like Barbados (his birthplace) is always nice. We summed up the conditions well, and Adil Rashid set up the game for us.”

Chris Jordan

England’s convincing victory over the United States puts them in a strong position to advance to the semifinals. As Group Two unfolds, England’s performance will be closely watched, especially after their narrow loss to South Africa.

Chris Jordan’s hat-trick will go down in cricket folklore, marking a historic moment for England and the T20 World Cup.