Fahima Khatun Bangladesh UAE Women hat-trick World T20 Qualifier first
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Playing against UAE Women in the 2018 ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifiers, Fahima Khatun became the first Bangladeshi woman (and eighth in the world) to take a hat-trick in T20 Internationals. Fahima had Udeni Dona caught by Rumana Ahmed at deep square-leg; Esha Rohit Oza, by Nahida Akter at long-on; and trapped Kavisha Egodage leg-before with the last three balls of the 13th over. Fahima finished with 4-0-8-4. Below is the list of hat-tricks in Women’s T20Is:

Bowler Team Against Venue Date Wickets
Asmavia Iqbal Pakistan England Loughborough 5.9.12. Sarah Taylor LBW
Arran Brindle bowled
Danielle Wyatt caught substitute
Ekta Bisht India Sri Lanka Colombo 3.10.12. Dilani Manodara caught Niranjana Nagarajan
Yasoda Mendis caught and bowled
Eshani Lokusuriyage caught Jhulan Goswami
Marizanne Kapp South Africa Bangladesh Potchefstroom 14.9.13. Rumana Ahmed caught Trisha Chetty
Ritu Moni bowled
Fahima Khatun bowled
Natalie Sciver England New Zealand Kensington Oval 22.10.13. Maddy Green caught Holly Calvin
Erin Bermingham bowled
Frances Mackay LBW
Sana Mir Pakistan Sri Lanka Sharjah 16.1.15. Ama Kanchana bowled
Maduri Samuddika LBW
Inoka Ranaweera bowled
Anna Peterson New Zealand Australia Geelong 19.2.17. Jess Jonassen caught Katie Perkins
Alyssa Healy caught Maddy Green
Megan Schutt caught Suzie Bates
Megan Schutt Australia India Brabourne 26.3.18. Smriti Mandhana bowled
Mithali Raj bowled
Deepti Sharma caught Amanda-Jade Wellington
Fahima Khatun Bangladesh UAE Utrecht 10.7.18. Udeni Dona caught Rumana Ahmed
Esha Rohit Oza caught Nahida Akter
Kavisha Egodage LBW

ICC uploaded a video of Fahima’s hat-trick on their Twitter handle.

UAE were 33 for 2 in 12.3 overs (even that was not a competitive score) when Fahima struck. UAE ended up losing their last 8 wickets for 6 runs in 23 balls against Fahima (4-1-8-4), Nahida Akter (2.2-0-2-2) and Rumana Ahmed (2-1-4-2). Bangladesh chased down the target of 40 in 41 balls after losing just two wickets.

Fahima was also the part of a hat-trick, as was Rumana, when Marizanne Kapp took three in three in 2013-14, as is evident in the table above. Rumana is the only Bangladeshi to take an ODI hat-trick (against Ireland in 2016-17).