Imran Tahir Scores Hat Tricks for ‘The Hundred’

The Hundred’s first-ever hat-trick winner is Imran Tahir. Tahir took five wickets and the last three wickets in succession. Birmingham Phoenix beat Welsh Fire thanks to a hat trick.

In response to the fifty runs by Will Smeed and Moeen Ali, Birmingham Phoenix posted an imposing 185 run target. The Welsh Fire lost their first wicket with the seventh delivery of the innings and never seemed to be in control of the chase.

During his first spell, Imran Tahir took the wickets of Glenn Phillips and Leus du Plooy. After 40 balls, the chasing side was 55-4 after two win dismissals. It looked like the league leaders would win with their target seemingly out of reach.

In three consecutive deliveries, Imran Tahir won the tail order. In addition to being the oldest player in the competition, he also became the first player to score a hat-trick.

Tahir’s performance lights up Edgbaston

After dismissing Qais Ahmed, the South African spinner completed his hat-trick. With flight, he tossed one up, and Ahmed’s wild slog against the turn only led to a top edge that Smeed safely poached.

Tahir then delivered an arm ball straight at the stumps. Matt Milnes attempted a paddle sweep, but he was hit right on his pads. Therefore, the umpire did not hesitate to send the batsman back to the pavilion.

With his hat-trick delivery, Tahir bowled a google that breached the batsman’s bat-pad gap and struck his middle stump. The celebration that followed was a trademark of the player. 

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Running to the boundary ropes, he watched the celebrations from the full stadium. The franchise currently leads the points table with 8 points. After that, the second-place Trent Rockets will face them.

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Alex Hales Gets hit Twice in the Groin During The Hundred

Batsmen, bowlers, and fielders all gave their all for their teams. In fact, ‘The Hundred’ has exceeded expectations. 

The 100-ball competition has been nothing short of entertaining. However, the tournament has also been marked by bizarre incidents that caught the attention of the cricket community.

The positioning of wicketkeeper Tom Moores made headlines earlier this week. When Rashid Khan bowled, he stood far from the stumps.

The bizarre wicketkeeping was a topic of conversation on social media. Another incident caught everyone’s attention.

A match between the Oval Invincibles and Trent Rockets at Kennington Oval in London was disrupted by the incident on 22nd of September. Rain ruined some of the fun earlier in the game.

As soon as the rain stopped, the match was reduced to 65 balls per side due to a wet outfield. Trent Rockets’ Lewis Gregory won the toss and elected to bowl first. The team scored 116/8 in their quota of 65 balls. Lewis Gregory led all scorers with 28 points, including four fours and a six.

He is shot in the groin two times

An injury to the groin can be extremely painful. Alex Hales, the batsman for the Trent Rockets, was hit twice in the groin.

Hales was hit once in the groin by left-arm pacer Reece Topley and fell to the ground. He was screaming in pain before the physio rushed to the field.

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Soon after that, he got hit in the same area by the same pacer Topley, in what was a very rare occurrence. Alex Hales scored 25 off 15 balls including 3 fours and a six. Oval Invincibles won the game by 9 runs Jason Roy’s 59 off 29 (4 fours, 4 sixes).

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