Imran Tahir became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in The Hundred Men's Competition 2021 during match number 23 between Birmingham Phoenix (Men's) vs Welsh Fire (Men's). Tahir's threatening spell of 5/25 meant that the opposition team Welsh Fire got bundled out for just 91 runs. Tahir also completed the feat of picking 400 wickets in T20 cricket during his five-wicket haul. The 42-year-old now also has 13 four-wicket haul [4 (or) more wickets] in his T20 career which also ends up 2nd most for any player in T20s after Lasith Malinga who has 15 four-wicket haul in T20s.
Let us have a look at some of the milestones achieved by Imran Tahir during Birmingham Phoenix vs Welsh Fire (Match no.23) :
1 - Imran Tahir's spell of 5/25 is his first five-wicket haul in a domestic T20 career. Also, he is the oldest bowler to take a five-wicket haul in T20s.
2 - Imran Tahir became only the 2nd bowler to pick 400 wickets in T20 cricket after Dwayne Bravo.
3 - Imran Tahir has picked up three hat-tricks in T20 cricket.
Spin bowlers with three hat-tricks in T20s
Amit Mishra (vs Deccan Chargers in 2008, vs PBKS in 2011 & vs PWI in 2013)
Rashid Khan (vs Jamaica Tallawahs in 2017, vs Ire in 2019 & vs Sydney Sixers in 2020)
Imran Tahir (vs Durham in 2010, vs Quetta Gladiators in 2018 & vs Welsh Fire in 2021)
4 - Imran Tahir has become only the 4th spinner to have 3 (or) more five-wicket hauls in T20s.
Spinners with 3 (or) more five-wicket hauls in T20s:
Shakib Al Hasan
5 - Imran Tahir became the fifth bowler to take a 4-wicket haul in the Men's Hundred Competition 2021
Best bowling figures in The Men's Hundred Competition 2021:
Marchant de Lange (Trent Rockets) - 5/20 vs Southern Brave
Imran Tahir (Birmingham Phoenix) - 5/25 vs Welsh Fire
Matt Parkinson (Manchester Originals) - 4/9 vs Birmingham Phoenix
Qais Ahmed (Welsh Fire) - 4/13 vs Northern SuperChargers
Wahab Riaz (Trent Rockets) - 4/30 vs Welsh Fire