Left arm spinner Agar took a hat-trick in the first match of the three-match T20 series against South Africa
Australia won the first T20 by 107 runs with Agar's fine bowling, Ashton taking a total of 5 wickets
Dainik BhaskarFeb 22, 2020, 04:32 PM IST Sports Desk. Left arm spinner Ashton Egger became the second Australian bowler to achieve a hat-trick in T20 cricket. In Johannesburg on Thursday night, he took the wickets of Faf Duplessis, Andile Phehlukwyo and Dale Steyn in three balls. Before this, Brett Lee did this charisma in 2007. After the match, Agar credited the success of Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Egar said- Jadeja is my favorite cricketer all over the world. I got to learn a lot from the conversation I had with him in India.
Australia is currently on a tour of South Africa. There will be a series of three T20 matches. In its first match, Agar took 5 wickets for 24 runs in 4 overs. Australia beat the hosts by 107 runs. Chasing a target of 196, the South African team were reduced to just 89 runs. Agar was the man of the match.
Speaking to the media after Ravindra Jadeja's Rockstarmatch, Eger said, "I consider Jadeja a rockstar. He is my favorite player. And I want to be an all-rounder like him. " Agar accompanied the Australian team on a previous India tour. However, he suffered failure in the series of three ODIs. He had taken just two wickets at an average of 5.60. During this time he had a long meeting with Jadeja. Eger mentioned it first after taking a hat-trick. Inspired by Jadeja, Aggar said, “I had a long conversation with Ravindra during the series against India. He told me very important things. He is my favorite player in the cricket world. I also want to play like them. Jadeja can create storms with the bat. There are miraculous fielders and can turn any ball. Whatever they are doing, their presence is visible on the field. His confidence is also amazing. " James Faulkner has also taken five wickets in T20 for Australia but did not take a hat-trick.
"I'm lost for words" – Hat-trick hero Ashton Agar referring on a remarkable night at The Wanderers #SAvAUS pic.twitter.com/tcaHcahibf
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