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Pakistan all-rounder, Shadab Khan, who is plying his trade for Colombo Strikers in the Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2024 completed a hat-trick of wickets on Tuesday, July 2. In the match against Kandy Falcons at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele, Shadab Khan completed his first T20 hat-trick.

The incident took place when the Kandy Falcons were chasing a target of 199 runs. With 59 runs needed after 14 overs, Shadab Khan was re-introduced in the attack to bowl his final over. While he conceded six runs off the first three deliveries, he then dismissed Wanindu Hasaranga, Agha Salman and Pawan Pathnayake to complete a hat-trick.

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The leg-break bowler first got rid of Hasaranga, who tried to hit the ball out of the park, but it went straight in the hands of Muhammad Waseem. On the very next delivery, he dismissed Agha Salman. The right-handed batter failed to defend the looped-up delivery by Khan and eventually went on to hit the stumps. He completed the hat-trick by bowling a googly to get the wicket of Pawan Rathnayak.

With this, Shadab Khan became the only second bowler after Wanindu Hasaranga to pick hat-trick in the history of Lanka Premier League (LPL). The Colombo Strikers bowler finished with the figures of 4/22 in his four-over spell, bagging the Player of the Match.

The Thisara Perera-led Colombo Strikers will take on Galle Marvels at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on Wednesday, July 3 at 7:30 pm IST.