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. Also Read - Babar Azam to Lead Pakistan in T20Is vs England, Uncapped Haider Ali, Naseem Shah Make 17-Man Squad
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. Also Read - Wasim Akram Criticises Pakistan Captain Azhar Ali's Leadership in First Test Against England, Says He Missed a Trick
Off the very next ball, he removed Taijul Islam with a pitched up pacy delivery. Also Read - Naseem Shah's Nasty Bouncer Hits Chris Woakes Flush on The Helmet | WATCH VIDEO
Mahmadullah was his third wicket. The Bangladesh right-handed batsman, who was looking to play an extravagant cover-drive could only find an edge and was caught by Haris Sohail at first 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 claim 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.