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Naseem Shah becomes the youngest ever bowler to get Hattrick in Test cricket

Bangladesh batters unable to counter Naseem's pace

While the Bangladesh juniors had put up a sterling show to bring glory to their nation , their senior team looks totally lost in the first test against Pakistan at     as Pakistan’s tearaway fast bowler Naseem Shah creates a world record deep in the final session of play on the 3rd day by becoming the youngest ever to take a hattrick in test cricket leaving Bangladesh reeling at 126/6 and still 86 runs behind Pakistan after centuries from Babar Azam (143) and Shaan Masood (100) put Pakistan in a strong position.

Naseem’s first wicket in his hattrick ,was of Nazmul Hossain Shanto . The left hander was trapped on the pads with the ball taking an angle as Naseem bowled from round the wicket and it was initially given not out. However with just 4 seconds left ,skipper Azhar Ali reviewed the decision but replays showed the ball hitting the leg stump and hence decision given out.

No such issues on the 2nd dismissal as nightwatchman left hander Taizul Islam was hit low on the pads by a full delivery round the wicket and an ecstatic Naseem had his 2nd scalp .

Finally Mahmudullah came out to bat and faced the hattrick ball which he edged to 1st slip where Harish Sohail took a superb catch with the ball travelling and the whole Pakistan team was delirious with joy as Naseem completed a sensational hattrick at 16 years of age and thus created the world record.

Naseem ended the day at 4/26 as Bangladesh struggle to save the game.

 

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Amitava Mukherjee

A commerce graduate with work experience in Banking sector. An avid sports enthusiast. Big fan of soccer cricket and tennis

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