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Zampa becomes Australia’s leading wicket-taker in T20 WC history

• 12 Jun, 24 • by Inkspilled
Zampa becomes Australia’s leading wicket-taker in T20 WC history

 

Australian cricket just witnessed a moment of brilliance as Adam Zampa etched his name into the history books of the ICC T20 World Cup.  During their dominant clash against Namibia at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Zampa surpassed Mitchell Starc to become Australia’s leading wicket-taker in the tournament’s history.

 

Zampa’s performance was nothing short of exceptional. He unleashed a destructive spell, claiming a remarkable 4/12 in just four overs. With an economy rate of a miserly 3.00, he effectively dismantled the Namibian batting line-up, a feat that included dismissing the highly-rated David Wiese. This dominant display adds to his already impressive T20 World Cup record, bringing his total wicket tally to a staggering 31 in just 17 matches.

 

But Zampa’s brilliance extended far beyond this single game.  He recently achieved another historic milestone, becoming the first Australian ever to reach 100 wickets in T20 Internationals.  This feat, achieved in just 83 matches, showcases his remarkable consistency and skill.  His bowling average of 21.46 and economy rate of 7.20 further solidify his position as a vital cog in the Australian T20 bowling attack. He now joins the ranks of legendary T20 World Cup wicket-takers like Shakib al Hasan, Shahid Afridi, and Lasith Malinga, all giants of the format.

 

The Australian team’s dominance in today’s match was undeniable.  Winning the toss and electing to field first, they restricted Namibia to a meagre 72 runs in just 17 overs. Zampa led the bowling attack, but excellent contributions from Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, and Nathan Ellis ensured a well-rounded bowling performance.

 

The chase was a mere formality for the Australians.  Travis Head, David Warner, and skipper Mitchell Marsh all played destructive knocks, ensuring they reached the target in a mere 5.4 overs.  While the entire batting line-up deserves credit, Zampa’s exceptional bowling undoubtedly set the stage for this comprehensive victory.

 

With three convincing wins in as many matches, Australia sits atop Group B of the tournament.  Zampa’s red-hot form and his fellow bowlers’ support have Australia looking like a formidable force.  As the tournament progresses, cricket fans can expect to see more magic from this talented spinner and his team.

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