Pakistan youngster Naseem Shah claimed a Test hat-trick during the ongoing Rawalpindi Test against Bangladesh and became the youngest bowler to claim a Test hat-trick.
Sunday (9th February) was the third day of the first Test between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Rawalpindi. In the evening session of the day, The 16-year-old Naseem Shah created the history in Test cricket.
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It was the 41st over of Bangladesh’s second innings when Naseem Shah claimed the hat-trick. The right-arm fast bowler got three consecutive wickets in the last three balls of that over. At that moment, he dismissed the set batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto (38) and the new batsmen Taijul Islam (0) and Mahmudullah (0). While he trapped both Najmul and Taijul for the lbw, Mahmudullah was caught out at the first slip as Haris Sohail took the low catch superbly. Batting on 124/2, suddenly the visitors were struggling on 124/5 due to that incredible hat-trick.
After Bangladesh were bowled out for 233 runs in the first innings, Pakistan managed to score 445 runs in their first innings and took the lead of 212 runs. At the stumps on day three, Bangladesh were struggling on 126/6.
Playing only fourth Test, Naseem Shah had the bowling figures of 16-0-61-1 in the first innings. At the stumps on day three, his bowling figures during the visitors’ second innings were 8.2-2-26-4. In his next over of the Test hat-trick, Shah failed to complete his over, due to feeling pain on his left ribcage.