Nathan Ellis making a memorable outing in his T20I debut for Australia, as he completed a hattrick. This made him the third Australian to achieve this feat.
His senior Mitchell Starc gave the 26 years old the Australian cap. The feat was achieved by dismissing Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman and Mahedi Hasan.
Ellis’s efforts saw him finish with 3/34 in four overs; Bangladesh could only put 127/9 on the board. Ellis has also become the first cricketer to claim a hat-trick in his T20I debut.
Ellis had a tough start leaking runs initially. However, the bowler improved well in the death overs. This was enough from his side in the formidable position.
Ellis was a part of the tour as a reserve player. They took him into the main squad after an injury that forced Riley Meredith out of the match. He has been added to the squad only for the Bangladesh leg of the extended limited-overs trip abroad.
Mahmudullah, Bangladesh captain, who won in each of the first T20s against Australia, won the toss and elected to bat first. The match was delayed due to heavy rains at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.
Other than Ellis, the former pacer Brett Lee and Ashton Agar have taken a hat-trick for Australia in the T20Is. Ashton Agar accomplished the feat last February in a T20 against South Africa.
Bangladesh has the lead with 2-0 from the five-match T20I series.