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Bangladesh's Taijul grabs one-day hat-trick on debut

DHAKA: Young Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam on Monday became the first bowler in history to claim a hat-trick on his debut in one-day cricket, achieving the feat against Zimbabwe in Dhaka.

The 22-year-old left-armer bowled Tinashe Panyangara off the last ball of the 27th over and then trapped John Nyumbu leg-before and bowled Tendai Chatara off successive deliveries at the start of his next over to take a split hat-trick.

Islam finished with four for 11 in seven overs as Zimbabwe, trailing 4-0 in the series, were shot out for 128 after choosing to bat in the fifth and final game at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

Islam is the fourth Bangladeshi and the 45th bowler to claim a hat-trick in one-day internationals, but the first to do it on debut.

He took 25 wickets in five Tests before being given a chance in the one-day format. – AFP

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