Stats: Rashid Khan becomes the 7th bowler to pick up a hat-trick in T20Is
Rashid Khan, the No.1 bowler in T20I cricket, became the 7th bowler to pick up a hat-trick in T20Is. He achieved the feat in the 3rd T20I against Ireland at Dehradun on Sunday.
Afghanistan posted a massive total of 210 for 7 in 20 overs. Rashid Khan was superb with his line and length as he picked up the wickets of Kevin O'Brien, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate and Simi Singh. He finished with figures of 5 for 27 in 4 overs.
Brett Lee of Australia picked up the first hat-trick in T20Is against Bangladesh during the World T20 2007. Lee took the wickets of Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, and Alok Kapali.
Jacob Oram of New Zealand took the 2nd T20I hat-trick in a game against Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 2nd September 2009. The fast bowler took the wickets of Angelo Mathews, Malinga Bandara, and Nuwan Kulasekara.
Tim Southee of New Zealand became the third bowler to take 3 wickets in succession. He picked Younis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, and Umar Akmal in a game against Pakistan.
Thisara Perera of Sri Lanka picked up a hat-trick against India on 12th February 2016 at Ranchi. He took the wickets of Hardik Pandya, Suresh Raina, and Yuvraj Singh.
Lasith Malinga picked up the fifth hat-trick in T20Is. He took wickets of Mushfiqur Rahim, Mortaza, and Mehedi Hasan in a game against Bangladesh on 6 April 2017. Faheem Ashraf of Pakistan picked up the sixth T20I hat-trick against Sri Lanka on 27th October 2017 at Abu Dhabi. He took the wickets of Isuru Udana, Udawatte, and Dasun Shanaka.
Rashid Khan ripped the Ireland batsmen during the 3rd T20I. He became the 2nd bowler after Lasith Malinga to pick up 4 wickets in 4 balls. Rashid Khan made the Ireland batsmen dance to his tunes and helped whitewash Ireland 3-0. Afghanistan won 3rd T20I by 32 runs.