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Pakistan's Naseem Shah becomes youngest to take Test hat trick

Bangladesh's leg-spinner Alok Kapali was previously the youngest to record a Test hat trick -- at 19 -- also against Pakistan, in Peshawar in 2003.

Published: 09th February 2020 06:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th February 2020 06:52 PM   |  A+A-

Pakistan's Naseem Shah (C) delivers the ball during the third day of the first cricket Test match between Pakistan and Bangladesh at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. (Photo | AP)

Pakistan's Naseem Shah (C) delivers the ball during the third day of the first cricket Test match between Pakistan and Bangladesh at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. (Photo | AP)

By AFP

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan teenager Naseem Shah grabbed a hat trick against Bangladesh Sunday to become the youngest person to record the feat in Test cricket.

Naseem, aged 16 years and 359 days, trapped Najumul Hossain Shanto leg before off the fourth ball of his seventh over, then followed up with dismissals of Taijul Islam and Mahmudullah with successive deliveries.

Bangladesh's leg-spinner Alok Kapali was previously the youngest to record a Test hat trick -- at 19 -- also against Pakistan, in Peshawar in 2003.

Naseem, who burst onto the scene on Pakistan's Australia tour last year, is also the youngest fast bowler and second bowler overall to take five wickets in a Test innings.

He achieved that feat at 16 years and 307 days against Sri Lanka in Karachi last year.


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