Pakistan teenager Naseem Shah created a world record on Sunday when he took a hat-trick on Day three of the primary Test against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi. In his seventh over of the 2nd innings, Shah trapped Najmul Hossain Shanto to ship him again to the hut for 38. In the following two consecutive deliverers, the seamer trapped Taijul Islam leg earlier than for a duck, after which removed Mahmudullah, to finish his hat-trick.
Doing so, Shah grew to become the youngest bowler to seize a hat-trick in Test cricket at the age of 16 years and 359 days. Bangladesh’s leg-spinner Alok Kapali was beforehand the youngest to record a Test hat trick — at 19 — additionally against Pakistan, in Peshawar in 2003.
Shah, total, is the fourth Pakistan bowler to realize a hat-trick, after Mohammad Smai, Abdul Razzaq and Wasim Akram, who had achieved the feat twice in his legendary profession.
Naseem, who burst onto the scene on Pakistan’s Australia tour final 12 months, can also be the youngest quick bowler and second bowler total to take 5 wickets in a Test innings. He achieved that feat at the age of 16 years and 307 days against Sri Lanka in Karachi final 12 months.
On the again of the bowler’s efforts, Bangladesh discovered themselves reeling at 126/6 at stumps, nonetheless trailing by 86 runs. Pakistan, earlier, on the again of a century from Babar Azam, posted 445 within the first innings, in reply to Bangladesh’ 233, to take a lead of 212 runs. Saif, taking part in his first Test, was on a pair after his second-ball duck within the first innings however he began confidently to achieve 16 with 4 boundaries earlier than he was bowled by Naseem.
Iqbal, contemporary from scoring the very best first-class rating on Bangladeshi soil of 334 not out final week, was trapped leg-earlier than by Yasir. Earlier, Pakistan misplaced seven wickets both facet of lunch with Sohail holding the innings collectively.
He struck seven fours and two sixes for his third Test half-century earlier than holing out off spinner Taijul Islam to deep mid-wicket. Last man Naseem was run out to finish Pakistan’s first innings.
(With AFP inputs)