3 Jul 2021

Stunning feat by NZ quicks in England

11:44 am on 3 July 2021

Black Caps fast bowlers Lockie Ferguson and Adam Milne have both taken hat-tricks in the latest round of the English Twenty20 cricket competition, securing wins for their respective sides.

Blackcap player Lockie Ferguson celebrates a wicket.

Lockie Ferguson. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Ferguson, playing for Yorkshire, took three wickets from the last three balls of Lancashire's innings to clinch an eight wicket win.

He finished with figures of four for 24 from his four overs to help restrict Lancashire to 171 for 8 in reply to Yorkshire's 180 for four.

Yorkshire now sit second in the north group standings.

Milne also took a hat-trick off the final three balls of Kent's match against Surrey to secure an 11-run win.

Fellow Black Caps fast bowler Kyle Jamieson was the second batsman he dismissed with Surrey finishing on 180 for six, chasing 192 for victory.

Milne took four for 38 from his four overs to help Kent moved to the top of the south group standings.

Adam Milne in action for the Black Caps against Bangladesh inTwenty20 cricket match international at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Thursday 1 April 2021.

Adam Milne. Photo: Photosport Ltd 2021

New Zealand batsman Glenn Phillips and Devon Conway have continued to be amongst the runs in the competition.

Phillips, who is second on the runscoring chart, has smashed 57 from 38 balls for Gloucestershire, but it hasn't been enough as they've fallen to a 10-run defeat to Hampshire.

Conway was run out for 45 from 26 balls in Somerset's five run Duckworth-Lewis method win over Middlesex.

Somerset are second in the south group, with Gloucestershire fifth.

The top four from each group qualify for the quarter-finals.