Melbourne: Steven Finn completed a five-wicket haul and is this World Cup’s first bowler to complete a hat-trick. Although picking up a hat-trick, Finn went for 71 runs after England’s poor bowling performance saw the Australian batsmen take full advantage of their mistakes.
WICKET! Haddin (31) skies one to third man & Broad collects stunning diving catch moving forward. Three-fer for Finn. #Aus 342-7 #AusvEng— England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) February 14, 2015
Finn completed his hat-trick at the business end of the Australian innings- in the 49th over picking up Brad Haddin, the danger man Maxwell and then Mitchell Johnson, who was caught by James Anderson.
WICKET! Finny is on a hat-trick, for second time in game! Maxwell (66) departs, Root takes screamer in deep! #Aus 342-8 #AusvEng #CWC15— England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) February 14, 2015
The hat-trick however cannot be reflected as Australia had posed a huge total of 342 runs.
WICKET!!!!! HAT-TRICK for @finnysteve! 5-71 haul! Brilliant bowling! #Aus finish on 342-9. Johnson (0) last man to go. #AusvEng #CWC15— England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) February 14, 2015
England cricket's governing body congratulated Finn for his excellent performance.
Finny's hat-trick came from final three balls of innings. #Aus finish on 342-9, #Eng to chase 343 #AusvEng #CWC15 pic.twitter.com/wLCJTa3o7m— England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) February 14, 2015