The T20 format in cricket has indeed brought a lot of drama, excitement and thrill to the game. While Tests and ODIs have their own essence, the short-format has been successful in finding its USP i.e. Top-notch entertainment! With so many T20 games being played across the globe, fans often get to see some of the most nerve-racking finishes on a regular basis nowadays.
But still, players find a way to add a different spice and flavour which makes every match stand out from another. Well, something very similar happened in the recently-concluded T20 Kingsgrove Cup conference semi-final clash between UNSW and Mosman at Allan Border Oval in Australia on Sunday, January 23.
UNSW were chasing a target of 155 runs and were cruising towards a win but something dramatic happened in the final over of innings. With 7 runs required in 6 balls and 4 wickets in hand, the batting side were touted to win the match comfortably. They actually did win the contest but not in the way anyone would have imagined.
Left-arm pacer JM Turner kicked off the final over with a dot-ball before taking an exceptional hattrick to completely turn the tides in his side’s favour. D White took a single on the next delivery and the stage was set for an epic finale with the equation reading – 6 runs, 1 ball, 1 wicket.
Hayden McLean was ready to face his first delivery and match’s last ball. The bowler missed his length on the all-important finale ball and the batsmen, out of nowhere, swung his arms and cleared the boundary rope, taking UNSW through to the finals with a last-ball six.
Watch the video here:
This is the definition of ABSOLUTE SCENES.
Six to win from the last ball, bowler has just taken a hat-trick and it's your first ball on strike…
How good 👏🔥 pic.twitter.com/tYl89zksqI
— Cricket District 🏏 (@cricketdistrict) January 24, 2022