Chris Jordan takes historic hat-trick as England thrash USA to reach semi-finals

Chris Jordan fired England into the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup with an emotional hat-trick against the United States on his home island of Barbados.

Jordan, a born and bred Bajan who went to school with popstar Rihanna just a 10-minute drive away from the Kensington Oval, brought the house down at his old stomping ground as he recorded the first ever T20 hat-trick for the England men’s team.

His efforts opened the door for the reigning champions to take their fate into their own hands, with openers Jos Buttler and Phil Salt sealing the deal amid a flurry of sixes as they chased down 116 in just 9.4 overs.

Their thunderous 10-wicket win guaranteed the holders would make the final four, rendering them safe from the vagaries of net run-rate calculations and the outcome of the late match between South Africa and the West Indies.