Pakistan teen sensation Naseem Shah became the youngest Test cricketer to take a hat-trick on Sunday against Bangladesh during the first Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
In the seventh over of the second innings, the 16-year-old trapped Bangladesh’s Najmul Hossain Shanto leg-before wicket as the batsman was looking to press forward and defend.
Of the very next ball, he removed Taijul Islam with a pitched up pacy delivery.
Mahmadullah was his third wicket. The Bangladesh right-handed batsman, who was looking to play and extravagant cover-drive could only find an edge and was caught by Haris Sohail at second slip.
Here is his hat-trick:
Before Shah, Bangladesh’s Alok Kapali, at 19 was the youngest to pick a hat-trick in Test. Kapali did it against Pakistan in 2003 at Peshawar.
Shah becomes the fourth Pakistani bowler to scalp a Test hat-trick and joins the likes of Mohammad Sami, Abdul Razzaq and Wasim Akram in the elite list. Shah also became the eighth bowler to pick a hat-trick on Pakistan soil.
Meanwhile, visitors Bangladesh are staring down the barrel. They trail by 86 runs in the second innings and are 126 for six.
Mominul Das (37*) and Liton Das (0) are in the middle. Pakistan would like to polish off the tail on Day 4 and ensure they do not have to bat again.
Earlier, for Pakistan, Shan Masood (100) and Babar Azam (145) slammed centuries in the first innings to help Pakistan post a mammoth 445.