On Friday, New Zealand speedster Adam Milne shined with the ball, serving to Kent register a memorable victory towards Surrey within the ongoing T20 Blast. Milne lit up the St Lawrence Floor in Canterbury by selecting up a sensational hat-trick.
The 29-year-old pacer took three back-to-back wickets off the ultimate three balls throughout Surrey’s innings to change into the second New Zealander to bag a hat-trick on the day. Within the North Group, Milne’s countryman Lockie Ferguson also accomplished the similar feat.
Milne’s unbelievable efforts helped his facet defend a complete of 191/4. The correct-armer dismissed worldwide stars like Ollie Pope and Kyle Jamieson earlier than including one other scalp of Laurie Evans on the ultimate ball to seal a formidable 11-run win.
Milne cleaned up Pope for 15 runs, adopted by Jamieson for a duck. He then despatched again Evans for a well-made 57 runs.
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“It was a little bit of a horrendous hat-trick”: Milne
After registering the wonderful feat, Milne expressed his happiness and stated it was certainly a particular second for him and admitted that Kent all the time expertise some shut encounters with Surrey.
“It’s my first ever hat-trick, so it’s particular. We’ve all the time had tight, nail-biting video games towards Surrey. With the bowling, I acquired us off to a horrendous begin, however Fred (Klaassen) bowled rather well, and within the final 10 overs, we managed to claw it again and shut it out fairly properly, taking some wickets by the again finish and bowling some tight overs,” stated Milne as quoted by KentOnline.
The North Islander felt it was a horrendous hat-trick, and it shocked him finally because the deliveries he bowled have been all slot balls.
“It was a little bit of a horrendous hat-trick; they have been all slot balls! Jameson’s went to the moon and again, so it was an excellent catch from (Jack) Leaning. I used to be shocked it even got here down; it was that prime; I believed it had snow on it,” added Milne.
Transient scores: Kent 191-4 in 20 overs (Jordan Cox 61*, Jack Leaning 50; Will Jacks 1/12) beat Surrey 180-6 in 20 overs (Will Jacks 87, Laurie Evans 57; Adam Milne 4/38) by 11 runs.