The 26-year-old Australian fast-bowler, Nathan Ellis, created history against Bangladesh Friday in the third T20 by registering the first-ever T20 hat-trick by a debutant.
In the last over of the first innings of the match, Nathan removed Mahmudullah Riyad, Mustafizur Rahman and Mahedi Hasan off three consecutive deliveries. It was the third hat-trick in T20 by an Australian bowler.
Riding on his hat-trick and some superb efforts by the other bowlers, Australia managed to restrict Bangladesh to 127/9 in 20 overs at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Mahmudullah top-scored with 52 off 53 balls.
Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first but had to settle for a small total as the openers failed to lay a good foundation. Mohammad Naim fell to Josh Hazlewood for one and Soumya Sarkar to Zampa for two.
In the third wicket stand, Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan added 44 of 36 balls.
However, Shakib fell to Zampa in the first ball of the ninth over as he started to accelerate his innings.
After the all-rounder's dismissal, Afif Hossain came to the middle and added 19 off 13 balls with one four and one six before being run out.
Also, Shamim Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan and Mahedi Hasan failed to do well with the bat.
For Australia, Nathan Ellis took three wickets; Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa grabbed two wickets each.