In the first T20I against Pakistan in Lahore, Matt Henry accomplished a hat-trick that was spread over two overs, placing him in an exclusive class of New Zealand bowlers. During the 13th over, Henry derailed Pakistan’s innings with consecutive wickets of Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed. Shadab was caught out by Latham off the second-to-last ball of the over, and Iftikhar fell on the next ball, edging once again to the wicketkeeper.
Henry returned in the 19th over and dismissed Shaheen Afridi off the first ball, with Daryl Mitchell making a fantastic catch near the ropes. Henry achieved his career-best T20I figures of 3/32 and joined a select group of four New Zealand bowlers who have taken a hat-trick in men’s T20Is.
Jacob Oram was the first Kiwi to accomplish this feat in 2009 against Sri Lanka. Henry then became the second player to record a hat-trick in men’s T20Is, followed by Tim Southee the following year against Pakistan.