NEW DELHI: The Kensington Oval in Barbados bore witness to an extraordinary display of fast bowling as England’s Chris Jordan delivered a stellar performance against the USA in their Super Eights clash of the 2024 T20 World Cup.
The Barbados-born bowler, familiar with the ground and conditions, showcased his skill and experience by taking four wickets in just five balls, including an elusive hat-trick.

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This incredible feat not only highlighted Jordan’s capabilities but also marked the third hat-trick of the tournament, placing him in elite company with Australia’s Pat Cummins, who had achieved the milestone twice, against Bangladesh and Afghanistan, respectively.
England opted to bowl first, a decision that quickly paid dividends. Reece Topley set the tone by removing Gous in the very first over. Despite a promising start by the USA, who scored 48/2 during the powerplay. Rashid’s cunning googlies and Livingstone’s wily spin reduced the scoring rate, setting the stage for Jordan’s spectacular spell.
At the start of the 19th over, the USA innings, which looked modest at 115/6, dramatically unraveled due to Jordan’s devastating burst. His first scalp was Corey Anderson, caught brilliantly by Harry Brook, initiating the collapse. What followed was a display of clinical fast bowling: Ali Khan was clean-bowled by a searing delivery, followed by Nosthush Kenjige trapped lbw by a pinpoint yorker. The crowning moment came when Jordan shattered Saurabh Netravalkar’s stumps to complete his hat-trick, reducing the USA from 115/6 to 115 all out.

Jordan’s hat-trick ball was a thing of beauty – a 141kph delivery that beat Netravalkar’s attempted drive and crashed into the stumps, sparking wild celebrations among his teammates. This spell not only etched Jordan’s name in the record books but also made him the first England bowler to achieve a hat-trick in T20 Internationals.
His remarkable over joins the pages of T20 World Cup history, echoing similar feats by Curtis Campher, who also took four wickets in an over in 2021.