Bangladesh celebrate Taijul Islam's hat-trick on Monday © AFP
Bangladesh celebrate Taijul Islam’s hat-trick on Monday © AFP

Dec 1, 2014

Bangladesh bowler Taijul Islam on Monday created record when he became the only fourth bowler in cricket history to register a hat-trick in debut match in international cricket. Taijul also became the first bowler in One-Day International (ODI) history to achieve this feat.

Taijul claimed four for 11 off his seven overs to help Bangladesh bundle out Zimbabwe for a paltry 128 in the fifth and final ODI at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Taijul returned with the figures of 7-2-11-4 after the hosts were asked to bowl first.

England’s Maurice Allom, New Zealand’s Peter Petherick and Australian pacer Damien Fleming are the only bowlers to have achieved this feat in international cricket. All three bowlers recorded their achievements in Test cricket.

Here’s a table of bowlers taking hat-trick on debut:

Bowler Format Team Against Wicket 1 Wicket 2 Wicket 3 Venue Season
Maurice Allom Test Eng NZ Tom Lowry (LBW) Ken James (c Tich Cornford) Ted Badcock (bowled) Christchurch 1929-30
Peter Petherick Test NZ Pak Javed Miandad (c Richard Hadlee) Wasim Raja (c & b) Intikhab Alam (c Geoff Howarth) Lahore 1976-77
Damien Fleming Test Pak Aus Aamer Malik (c Michael Bevan) Inzamam-ul-Haq (LBW) Saleem Malik (c Ian Healy) Rawalpindi 1994-95
Taijul Islam ODI Ban Zim Tinashe Panyangara (bowled) John Nyumbu (LBW) Tendai Chatara (bowled) Dhaka 2014-15
Note: Allom took four wickets in five balls: he bowled Stewie Dempster; Lowry lasted two balls, after which the hat-trick followed.