Bangladesh Vs Australia: Nathan Ellis had a great trip in his T20I debut for Australia as he completed a hattrick, listing him the third Australian to achieve the feat. The 26-year-old, who was handed the Australian cap by senior pacer Mitchell Starc achieved the feat by scalping the wickets of Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman and Mahedi Hasan in the final over of the Bangladesh innings. Ellis' efforts, which saw him finish with figures reading 3/34 in four overs, saw Bangladesh only manage to put 127/9 on the board.
With this feat, the right-hand medium pacer also became the first cricketer to claim a hattrick on the T20I debut. Ellis had a terrible start leaking runs in his initial overs. However, the bowler recovered well in the death overs, which was enough to put his side in a formidable position in the contest.
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A hat-trick on debut for Nathan Ellis, and that's the end of the Bangladesh innings, finishing on 127/9!#BANvAUS | https://t.co/hOIaP3RGf5 pic.twitter.com/BKMplSqx0L
Let us tell you that Ellis, was initially part of the tour as a reserve player, but was roped in the main squad after injury forced Riley Meredith out of the scene. Apart from Ellis, former pacer Brett Lee and Ashton Agar have taken a hattrick for Australia in T20Is. Here in the 3rd T20 Bangladesh registered the trophy by winning the match with 10 runs.