Namibia’s Ruben Trumpelman created history, becoming the first bowler in the world to achieve such a feat in a T20 World Cup.

The third match of the T20 World Cup is being played between Namibia and Oman. Namibian fast bowler Ruben Trumpelman has created history in this match. He became the first player in the world to take a wicket twice on the first ball of the match in the history of T20 World Cup. Yes, Ruben guided Kashyap Prajapati LBW to the pavilion on the first ball of the innings against Oman. Earlier in the T20 World Cup 2021, he dismissed George Muncie on the first ball of the innings against Scotland. Only three bowlers have achieved this feat in the history of the T20 World Cup so far.

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Apart from Ruben Trumpelman, Bangladesh’s Mashrafe Mortaza took a wicket on the first ball of the match against Afghanistan in 2014. He became the first bowler in the world to do so, after Afghanistan’s Shapoor Zadar took a wicket on the first ball of a match against Hong Kong in the same year.

Bowlers who took a wicket on the first ball of a T20 World Cup match-

Mashrafe Mortaza v Afghanistan, 2014
Shapoor Zadran Vs. Hong Kong, 2014
Ruben Trumpelman v Scotland, 2021
Ruben Trumpelman v Oman, 2024

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This is the second time in the T20 World Cup that Ruben Trumpelman has taken three wickets in the powerplay. He became the fourth bowler after Dirk Nanis, Angelo Mathews and Trent Boult to take three or more wickets in Powerplay more than once.

Ruben took three wickets with 7 runs in the first 2 overs against Oman, while earlier against Scotland in the T20 World Cup 2021, he took three wickets with two runs in the first over.

Talking about the match, on the basis of Ruben Trumpelman’s brilliant performance, Namibia succeeded in dismissing Oman for 109 runs. Reuben took 4 wickets for just 21 runs in his quota of 4 overs for Namibia, who won the toss and bowled first, while David Wiese supported him with 3 wickets.

Khalid Kail (34) was the only batsman to cross the 30-run mark for Oman, while 7 players failed to even touch double figures.

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