Pakistan pacer Mohammad Hasnain becomes youngest to take T20I hat-trick



Author 2019-10-06 01:26:00


LAHORE: Pakistan pacer Mohammad Hasnain on Saturday became the youngest cricketer to take a hat-trick in T20Is.

He achieved the feat in the first T20I match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Scorecard: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I

The 19 years and 183 days old pacer dismissed Bhanuka Rajapaksa (32), Dasun Shanaka (17) and Shehan Jayasuriya (2) on successive balls to record a hat-trick.

The ongoing match is Hasnain's second T20I match for Pakistan. The pacer went on to record a bowling spell of 3-37 from his four overs.

He was smashed around in his first two overs but he came back strongly in his third as he dismissed Rajapaksha.

He sent him back to the pavilion on the final ball of the 16th over and then took two more wickets on the first two balls of the 19th over and finally finished with figures of 3-37.

Danushka Gunathilaka's knock of 57 runs helped Sri Lanka post a score of 165/5 in the allotted twenty overs after being asked to bat first.

But Pakistan were then bowled out for 101 in 17.4 overs with Nuwan Pradeep and Isuru Udana taking three wickets apiece as Sri Lanka registered 64-run victory to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

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