Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain scripted history on Saturday by becoming the youngest player (19 years and 183 days) to claim a hat-trick in T20 internationals in the first match against Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Saturday.
Playing only in his second T20I, Hasnain dismissed Bhanuka Rajapaksa (32), Dasun Shanaka (17) and Shehan Jayasuriya (0) off consecutive deliveries to achieve the feat.
The right-arm speedster claimed his first wicket in the last ball of his third over, castling Rajapaksha with a near-perfect yorker. He then dismissed Dasun Shanaka off the first ball of his next over before claiming the wicket Jayasuriya off the very next ball.
However, his hat-trick could not win the match for Pakistan and the hosts lost it to Sri Lanka by 64 runs.
After getting an invitation to bat, the visitors scored a challenging 165 for 5 before bundling out Pakistan for a paltry 101 in 17.4 overs to take 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
|The other bowlers to take hat-trick in T20Is are:|
|B Lee against Bangladesh in Cape Town in 2007/08|
|Jacob Oram against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2009|
|Tim Southee against Pakistan in Auckland in 2010/11|
|Thisara Perera against India in Ranchi in 2015/16|
|Lasith Malinga against Bangladesh in Colombo in 2016/17|
|Faheem Ashraf against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi in 2017/18|
|Rashid Khan against Ireland in Dehradun in 2018/19|
|Lasith Malinga against New Zealand in Pallekele in 2019|