Last Update on: March 3rd, 2018 at 09:20 pm
Is it worth to celebrate a hat-trick? Like Imran Tahir often does after taking a wicket. Obviously, a green signal in the layman’s language of the gentleman’s game. However, in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL), Tahir has lit the Sharjah Cricket Stadium with his jubilation run.
The star leg-spinner bamboozled Sarfraz Ahmed-led Quetta Gladiators achieved the feat in the match number 13th of the PSL.
Tahir bowled Hasan Khan on the second delivery of his penultimate over on naught. He then cleaned up John Hastings to make it two in two before registering a feat.
Interestingly, the 38-year-old Tahir became the second bowler to register the hat-trick in the ongoing edition. Earlier, it was his team-mates Junaid Khan, who clinched the hat-trick against depleted-looking Lahore Qalandars.
The Lahore-born senior spinner Tahir claimed the hat-trick in his third over when he was bowling 16th over of Gladiators’ innings. He trapped Rahat Ali in front of the stumps to wrap the innings of Gladiators on 102 in 15.4 overs.
The ace spinner finished his figures with three for 19 in 2.4 overs. However, he conceded runs at an economy of 7.13.
The strong-looking Sultans led by experienced campaigner Shoaib Malik chased down the target comfortably in 16.4 overs.
The newest franchise of the PSL, Sultans continued their domination with four wins on the trot. They are placed on the top of PSL 2018 points table.
Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara remained unbeaten on 51 off 44 balls. He smashed five fours and a six in his paced-up knock.
Opening batsman, Ahmed Shehzad was the only man to return to the hut. He scored 35-ball 27, as Sohaib Masood remained not out on 26 off 21 deliveries.
Tahir has featured in 192 Twenty20s in which he bagged 227 wickets at an impressive average of 21.20.
Watch the video of Imran Tahir’s hat-trick here:
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) March 3, 2018
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