Pakistan teen sensation Naseem Shah picked up his maiden a hat-trick on Sunday against Bangladesh during the first Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
In the seventh over of Bangladesh’s second innings, the 16-year-old trapped Najmul Hossain Shanto leg-before wicket as the batsman was looking to press forward and defend.
Off the very next ball, he sent back Taijul Islam packing with a pitched up pacy delivery.
Mahmadullah was his third wicket. The Bangladesh right-handed batsman, who was looking to play an extravagant cover-drive, could only find an edge and was caught by Haris Sohail at first slip.
Naseem turned the match on its head as he accounted for the wickets of Najmul Hossain Shanto (38), Taijul Islam (0) and Mahmudullah (0) after he was recalled into the attack by Pakistan captain Azhar Ali in the final minutes of the evening session.#PAKvBAN https://t.co/OVtGEsQIcl pic.twitter.com/ubE0MLUvQx
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Shah has now become the fourth Pakistani bowler to claim a Test hat-trick and joined the likes of Mohammad Sami, Abdul Razzaq, and Wasim Akram in the elite list.