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Teenage sensation Shah makes Test history

Teenage sensation Shah makes Test history

The Pakistan fast bowler became the youngest bowler to take a Test match hat-trick as they defeated Bangladesh

Pakistan youngster Naseem Shah took a sensational hat-trick to become the youngest bowler in Test history to achieve the feat during the first Test win against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi.

The 16-year-old, who shot to fame during the tour of Australia, dismissed Najmul Hossain, Taijul Islam and Mahmadullah in consecutive deliveries to achieve the feat and set his country on their way to an innings win.

Shah takes the record off Bangaldesh spinner Alok Kepali, who took a hat-trick against Pakistan aged 19 back in 2003.

With the benefit of DRS to remove opener Hossain, the right-armer then had Taijul Islam pinned on the crease before Mahmadullah nicked to Haris Sohail at slip, sparking wild celebrations in Rawalpindi.

He finished with 4/26 off 8.2 overs, denied a shot at taking a second five-wicket haul by picking up a slight muscle strain.

2020 England v Pakistan Test tickets

Shah, one of the most exciting young bowlers in international cricket, is expected to play a big part in the series against England this summer.

There is now limited availability for Day Two of England's Specsavers Test match against Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford between Thursday 7 to Monday 11 August.


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