Defying everyone’s expectations…Punjab Kings got their second consecutive win in this IPL season. This team led by Shikhar Dhawan defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders in their first match. On Wednesday, they won the match against the Rajasthan Royals by 5 runs. Three key players of that franchise were involved in this win.. But now we have to talk about a bowler among them. He scored a hat-trick in his T20 debut. And now he turned the game in 4 overs towards Punjab. He is none other than Australian bowler Nathan Ellis.
Punjab Kings take on Rajasthan Royals in Guwahati on Wednesday 5th April. Batting first in this match, Punjab scored 197 runs in the allotted overs. No matter how big the score, Rajasthan need to say less before batting. There are many hitters in that team like Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Shimran Hetmyer. Punjab’s bowling also looked weak. But Ellis turned the match around in moments.
Game changed in 4 overs..
Bowler Arshdeep Singh spoiled Rajasthan’s start early in the innings. Pavilion included opener Jaiswal for 11 runs in his first over. After that he ducked Ashwin in another over. After that, Samson, who entered the ring with Butler, exploded with boundaries. Ellis, who came to bowl in the fifth over, changed the nature of the match in the fourth ball. The devastating batsman dismissed Butler (19) and gave Punjab a crucial wicket.
After that, the dangerous Sanju Samson (42) in the second over, Parag (20) and Padikkal (21) in the third over played a vital role in the victory of Punjab. Meanwhile.. Before this match, Ellis did not get many opportunities in IPL. But with this performance, he can surely secure his place in the team. This is Nathan Ellis’ third season in the IPL. He was bought by Punjab for Rs 75 lakh in the mega auction.
Hat trick in T20 debut..
This right-arm Australian pacer made his T20 debut in 2021. In that match against Bangladesh, Ellis created history by taking a hat-trick in the last over. Also, Ellis dismissed star players like Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja in the second ODI against India last month. So far he has played 5 T20 matches for Australia and taken 15 wickets.