Australia’s left-arm spinner Ashton Agar spun Australia to victory in the 1st T20I game against Proteas. The left-arm spinner picked up a maiden T20I hat-trick and became the only 2nd Australian bowler after Brett Lee to pick a T20I hat-trick. He picked up his career best figures of 5 for 24.
Agar dismissed Faf du Plessis, Andile Phehlukwayo, and Dale Steyn on the 3 consecutive deliveries and registered his name in the record books. His outstanding spin bowling allowed Australia to dismantle South Africa with the biggest margin of defeat in T20Is, Proteas ever faced at Wanderers.
South Africa was bowled out for just 89 runs which is by far their lowest totals in the history of T20I cricket. Agar’s remarkable bowling will give Australia immense confidence in its spinners ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled at their own backyard.