AUS vs BAN: Cummins reacts after taking first hat-trick of T20 World Cup 2024

“Hridoy’s wicket was a big wicket and happy to have restricted them,' Cummins said

By Web Desk
June 21, 2024
Pat Cummins takes his first hat-trick against Bangladesh. —ESPNcricinfo

Australia defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs via Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method (DLS) on Friday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda.

Pat Cummins’ hat-trick played a crucial role as Australia started the Super Eight stage with a convincing win.

The current captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) bagged three wickets in consecutive balls of Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, and Towhid Hridoy and was able to restrict Bangladesh’s total to just 140 runs.

Cummins shared his reaction after the hat-trick in the post-match presentation.

"I had no idea (on the hat-trick), then saw when it came up on the screen. Set batter in, playing the innings, you never know how it'll go about, so that was a big wicket (on Hridoy's wicket) and happy to have restricted them," said Cummins.

Moreover, he opened about the bench strength of his team as they have Nathan Ellis and Ashton Agar.

"Agar and Ellis have been on the bench for us, that shows the depth we have in the bowling unit. Fairly polished performance, the goal was to win and we did well with the run-rate, we'll need to continue with the momentum going ahead in the Super 8s," he added.

Speaking after Australia’s win against Bangladesh, Mitchell Marsh was really happy with Australia leading in the Group 1 over India.

"It was an exciting bowling performance with everyone chipping in. This is a very good playing XI; we spoke before the start to have the team to take us deep into the tournament and have a team based on the conditions and it's going well. I'm loving it (on captaincy), great team to lead, great group filled with experience, the support staff have been excellent and the families are here as well. Have another game tomorrow (against Afghanistan) and we're looking forward to it," Mitchell Marsh said in the post-match presentation ceremony.

Australia will be facing Afghanistan on Sunday (June 23) and India on Monday (June 24) in the next two games of the Super Eight stage.