Josh Hazelwood achieved a rare feat Sunday, against the West Indies at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata during an ICC World T20 2016 warmup match. Hazlewood pulled off a hat-trick, as he dismissed Jason Holder, Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo in three balls.
But that hat-trick could not save the day for the Aussies as Darren Sammy led from the front to help the Caribbeans secure a three-wicket win in the warmup encounter.
Australia won the toss and opted to bat first. Shane Watson scored 60 runs from just 39 balls and he was supported well by Aaron Finch and the captain Steve Smith.
Australia lost way too many wickets in the middle, though, and thus they could only post a total of 161/9 at the end of their 20 overs.
West Indies began their run chase with Holder and Johnson Charles. But soon, they were in shambles as Hazlewood picked up that outstanding hat-trick. West Indies were reeling at 66 for the loss of five wickets at one stage.
It was the partnership between Sammy and Carlos Brathwaite, which brought the Caribbean side back into the game. Brathwaite and Sammy were only dealing in boundaries and these two got West Indies closer to their target. Brathwaite scored 33 runs from just 16 balls and was dismissed by Andrew Tye.
Andre Russell also played a good cameo in the middle. Ashley Nurse and Sammy the finished the job off. Sammy also completed his half-century from just 28 balls and celebrated in front of 20,000 people that turned out at the Eden Gardens to witness this thrilling clash between Australia and West Indies.
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