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Hat-trick gives elation to on-fire Imran Tahir

SHARJAH: Leg-spinner Imran Tahir set Sharjah stadium on fire with a hat-trick against Quetta Gladiators which the South African hailed as a "special achievement" as he helped Multan Sultans to a convincing nine-wicket victory. Tahir, who played all his early cricket and Junior World Cup for Pakistan, changed allegiance to South Africa and rose to world's best bowler. Tahir dismissed Hasan Khan, John Hastings and Rahat Ali -- all for nought - to record the second hat-trick of this year's PSL following team-mate Junaid…

Sharing hat-trick with Amir is a pleasure, says Junaid Khan

Multan Sultans’ spearhead fast bowler Junaid Khan showed delight at sharing the record of a hat-trick with national team-mate Mohammad Amir, saying he prays other pacemen like Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali also achieve the feat. Junaid, who missed Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand due to fitness issues, dismissed Lahore Qalandars’s Yasir Shah, Cameroon Delport and Raza Hasan in the 17th over to finish with 3-27. That helped Sultans fight back to pull off a stunning 43-run win — their second in PSL 3. Junaid sparked a collapse…

Harry Kane hits another hat-trick as Spurs cruise past Burnley

BURNLEY, England: Harry Kane hit a hat-trick for Tottenham as they enjoyed their first away win in the Premier League in nearly three months with a 3-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor. The triple, Kane’s seventh of his prolific 2017, took his Premier League tally for the calendar year to 36, equalling Alan Shearer’s record from 1995. Spurs’ win, their first on the road since their 4-0 victory at Huddersfield at the end of September, moved the London club up to fifth in the league, a point behind fourth-placed Liverpool.…

Sri Lanka teen Hasaranga bags debut hat-trick

GALLE: Teenager Wanidu Hasaranga took a hat-trick on his international debut as Sri Lanka bowled out Zimbabwe for 155 in the second one-day international in Galle on Sunday. The 19-year-old all-rounder, one of three changes made after Sri Lanka lost the first ODI by six wickets on Friday, bowled only 16 balls but tore through Zimbabwe's tail. Lakshan Sandakan also took four wickets. Malcolm Waller hit Hasaranga for four but was bowled the next ball going for another big hit. The teenager then snapped up Donald Tiripano…

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to level T20 series

COLOMBO: Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan shared seven wickets between them as Bangladesh gave their retiring captain Mashrafe Mortaza a perfect send-off with a 45-run win over Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 international in Colombo on Thursday. Mustafizur picked up 4-21 while Shakib added 3-24 as the visitors in Mashrafe's final Twenty20 match dismissed Sri Lanka for 131 runs in 18 overs after scoring 176-9. The win, which ended Bangladesh’s eight-match losing streak in this format, also helped the side secure…

Real race clear as Ronaldo treble sinks Atletico

BARCELONA: Cristiano Ronaldo ensured Atletico Madrid fans will have bitter memories of the last local derby at the Vicente Calderon stadium by scoring a hat-trick in a 3-0 win for La Liga leaders Real Madrid on Saturday. Ronaldo's deflected free kick put Real in charge in the 23rd minute in the first meeting of the teams since the Champions League final in May. The prolific Portuguese killed off Atletico's resistance by winning and converting a penalty in the 71st minute and capped a harrowing night for the home…