Pakistan's young fast bowler Naseem Shah has set the world record by taking a hat-trick against Bangladesh. On the third day of the first Test against Bangladesh, 16-year-old Naseem made the three players of the visiting team fall victim to three consecutive balls.
Naseem has made history in his fourth Test match by taking a hat-trick. He has now become the youngest bowler to take a hat-trick in Test history. Before Naseem, this world record was recorded in the name of Bangladesh leg-spinner Alok Kapali, who made this record against Pakistan in the year 2003 at the age of 19.
Naseem held the record in the 41st over in Rawalpindi on Sunday. He broke the Bangladesh partnership by lbw to Nazmul Hossain first off the fourth, fifth and sixth balls of the over, followed by Taijul Islam and then Mahmudullah.
Naseem though had to go out due to a leg sprain but by the end of the third day's play he had taken four wickets for 26 runs in 8.2 overs with two maiden.
Naseem, who made his debut against Australia in November last year, had earlier become the youngest fast bowler to take five wickets in a Test match against Sri Lanka in December.