Afghanistan bowler Rashid Khan became the first spinner to take a hat-trick in T20 Internationals. Khan achieved the feat during the third T20I against Ireland at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uttarakhand. The Afghan spinner not only picked a hat-trick but scalped four wickets in consecutive balls to set a new record. The 20-year-old spinner eventually ended with figures of 5/27 in his quota of four overs. AFG vs IRE 3rd T20I Full Scorecard.
Thanks to Khan’s impressive bowling, Afghanistan won the third and last T20I by 32 runs to complete the whitewash against Ireland. Chasing 211 runs, Ireland were in the contention with 153 for three in 15.5 overs. On the last ball of the 16th over, Khan struck to remove Kevin O’Brien, who scored 74 off 47 balls.
After that Ireland lost way and in Khan’s next over, the Irish team lost three back to back wickets. Khan, who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League, dismissed George Dockrell, Shane Getkate and Simi Singh in three consecutive deliveries to leave Ireland in all sorts of trouble at 158 for seven. Afghanistan vs Ireland 2019 Schedule, Squads, Live Streaming Online and DSport Telecast Details.
Here's the video of Rashid Khan's wicket:
Khan’s feat was the sixth hat-trick in game’s shortest format. Before the Afghan spinner, all pacers- Brett Lee, Jacob Oram, Tim Southee, Thissara Perera, Faheem Ashraf and Lasith Malinga had achieved the feat.
Afghanistan once again dominated the show as they posted 210 for seven in their allotted 20 overs. Senior player Mohammad Nabi was top-scorer with 81 runs off 36 balls. He smashed six fours and seven sixes during his knock.
Afghanistan had won the first and second ODI by five wickets and 84 runs respectively. The teams will now face-off in the five-match One-Day Internationals (ODIs) followed by one-off Test in March.