World record by debutant Aliss Islam
The ninth match of Bangladesh Premier League- BPL 2019 witnessed a thriller in which two times champions Dhaka Dynamites earned a vital two runs win against the defending champions Rangpur Riders. It was Debutant Aliss Islam the man of the show at the end, taking a maiden hat-trick after dropping two catches back to back. [Read in Bangla:অভিষেকেই আলিস ইসলামের বিশ্বরেকর্ড]
The Dhaka Dynamites right-arm spinner turned his team under pressure by dropping an easy catch of Rangpur Riders wicket-keeper batsman Mohammed Mithun. Later, in his next spell Aliss dismissed Rilee Rossouw who was looking dangerous hitting four boundaries and eight over boundaries. This was the moment in the 16th over, the left handed batsman was stumped by Sohan and Dhaka made a come back in the match.
After dismissing South African hard hitting batsman, the debutant was rewarded with another over that eventually created world record. He proved his captain Shakib Al Hasan right taking three wickets in three balls after giving away only three runs in first three balls. All-rounder Farhad Reza was his third scalp after getting Asia Cup hero Mohammed Mithun and captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza already. That was enough to complete his maiden hat-trick as well.
It was the only third instance of a hat-trick in the history of the Twenty/20 tournament. Former Pakistani speed star Mohammed Sami was the first to do so during the season 2011-12. Later it was Al Amin Hossain the right arm Bangladeshi pacer who joined him during the 2015-16 season.
The match against Rangpur Riders was also his first ever Twenty/20 match. So he achieved a rare feat of hat-trick in debut match. There is no other such in the history of record books.
Later he was handed the responsibility of bowling the last over by the capital city captain Shakib Al Hasan. This over consisted enough drama as well as he conceded two boundaries to Shafiul Islam in his first two balls. But Rangpur Riders tail ender could not finish it off, as Aliss gave away only three runs in next four balls.
Watch the video of Aliss Al Islam’s hat-trick here-