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Australian bowler Nathan Ellis takes hat-trick on debut against Bangladesh

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Debutant Nathan Ellis took a hat-trick but Australia was beaten by 10 runs by Bangladesh in the third Twenty20.

Ellis, a death bowling specialist for the Hobart Hurricanes, was originally only in the squad as a reserve.

He was picked after an injury to Riley Meredith and dismissed Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman in Bangladesh’s 127-9 in Dhaka.

Australia was kept to 117-4 meaning they trail 3-0 in the five-match series – their fifth series loss in a row.

Nathan Ellis

Ellis, 26, is the first bowler to take a hat-trick on debut in a men’s T20 international.

Ellis only made his Tasmania debut in 2019, after moving from New South Wales has struggled to break into the professional game.

He worked as a labourer in Hobart while playing club cricket before breaking into the Tasmania first-team in 50-over and first-class cricket, plus the Hurricanes Twenty20 side.

He took 20 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 22.30 in the 2020-21 Big Bash.

Source – BBC

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