Shaheen Afridi's double hat trick against Middlesex

Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Afridi sets record first Pakistani to take four wickets in four balls | Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Afridi sets record first Pakistani to take four wickets in four balls

Pakistan's Aamir Yameen has taken four wickets off four balls in T10 cricket while Ali Gohar, Fazal Akbar, Kamran Hussain, Khalid Usman, Tabish Khan, and Taj Wali have also taken four wickets off four balls in first-class cricket.

While bowling in the 18th over, Afridi dismissed Simpson, followed by Middlesex skipper Steve Finn, Thilan Walallawita and Tim Murtagh.

But in this match, he celebrated an incredible 6 for 19 - Hampshire's best ever T20 bowling figures, and the county's second format hat-trick in their history, according to the cricinfo report.

Hampshire won the match by 20 runs, and Afridi returned with the figures of 6/19 in his four overs.


Shaheen Shah Afridi hits the timber [Photo-Twitter] The first victim of Shaheen was John Simpson, who was clean bowled with a ball that nipped back into him sharply. He had given away 191 runs and taken just the one wicket till Sunday.

Meanwhile, Hampshire ended their six-match losing streak with a win.

Defending 142, Hampshire was up against it with Tom Helm [12] and John Simpson [48] was threatening to seal the run-chase for Middlesex courtesy their 41-run-stand for the seventh wicket. He scored a gritty 48 off 40 balls but failed to find support from his teammates as Afridi ran riot with the ball. In the third and final T20I of the series at Old Trafford, Afridi had scalped two wickets while conceding 28 runs in his spell. Middlesex was eventually bundled-out for 121.

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