Sydney: Amidst the likes of Steyn, Philander and Morkel, it is Jean Paul Duminy who has stolen the lime light.Duminy recorded the second world cup hattrick after Steven Finn of England. It was the dirst hattrick by a South African in a world cup.Duminy, who hadn’t done anything substantial with the ball so far in the series, raised the level of his game as he scalped the wickets of Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara and Tharindu Kaushal off consecutive balls.
Mathews was the first to go off the last ball of the 33rd over when he hit one straight into the hands of du Plessis at midwicket. In his next over, 35th of the innings, Duminy bowled a flighted delivery to Kulasekara which turned away from him and he edged it to the keeper. The debutant Tharindu Kaushal was dismissed for a first-ball duck as he was trapped in front of the wicket.