Mohammad Hasnain became only the 9th player to get a hat-trick in the T20 Internationals. He bowled out Bhanuka Rajapaksa (LBW), Dasun Shanaka (caught by Umer Akmal ) and Shehan Jaysuriya (caught by Ahmed Shahzad). The wickets were taken in the last delivery of the 16th over and in the first two deliveries of the 19th over.
He also become the youngest player overall to get the hat-trick. He was 19 years and 183 days old when he achieved this feat.
He is the second Pakistani to be a hat-trick taker after Faheem Ashraf who also took 3 wickets against Sri-Lanka in the October of 2017 at Shiekh Zaid Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Other bowlers who have achieved this feat include:
- Brett Lee (vs Bangladesh)
- Jacob Oram (vs Sri Lanka)
- Time Southee (vs Pakistan)
- Thisara Perera (vs India)
- Lasith Malinga (vs Bangladesh && New Zealand)
- Rashid Khan (vs Ireland)
Mohammad Hasnain is a promising player with who has reported to have bowled at speed of over 150 km/h. He made his T20 debut in the May of this year against England and has so far taken 13 wickets in 9 T20s with an average of 20.53. If this form continues, he will turn out to be one of the most potent bowlers of Pakistan.