Rawalpindi Test: Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah sets a world new record with hat-trick against Bangladesh

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Pakistan team players. (Pic Source: Twitter)

Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah claimed a hat trick against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi on Sunday and became the youngest bowler ever to record the feat in Test cricket.

Naseem, aged 16 years and 359 days, trapped Najumul Hossain Shanto leg before off the fourth ball of his seventh over, then followed it up with dismissals of Taijul Islam and Mahmudullah Riyad with successive deliveries.

Bangladesh’s leg-spinner Alok Kapali was previously the youngest to record a Test hat trick – at 19 – against Pakistan at Peshawar in 2003.

Naseem, who burst onto the scene on Pakistan’s tour of Australia last year, is also the youngest pacer and second bowler overall to pick a five-wicket in a Test inning.

He achieved that feat at 16 years and 307 days against Sri Lanka in Karachi last year.

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