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Watch: Lifter, ripper, review, delay, relay – Matt Henry takes action-packed T20I hat-trick against Pakistan

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Watch: Few hat-tricks are uneventful, but if there is such a thing as an action-packed hat-trick, that is what Matt Henry took for New Zealand in the first T20I against Pakistan today (April 14).

He delivered a lifter to Shadab Khan, a ripper to Iftikhar Ahmed first ball – though it needed a review to confirm – before being pulled from the attack, meaning he had to wait for the hat-trick ball.

When he was re-introduced, Shaheen Shah Afridi took the aggressive option, launching Henry into the leg-side. But he didn’t quite get enough on the ball, with Daryl Mitchell gathering before tossing the ball up to his nearby team-mate to leave Henry cock-a-hoop.


The hat-trick was New Zealand’s fourth in men’s T20Is, and just their second since 2010. Pakistan were bowled out for 182 in their first innings, Henry finishing with figures of 3-32.

Watch the Matt Henry hat-trick below:

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