Faheem Ashraf becomes Pakistan's first bowler to take Twenty20 hat-trick

Faheem Ashraf becomes Pakistan's first bowler to take Twenty20 hat-trick

He was playing his third match for the green shirts.

Sunday's Twenty20 global between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is the fourth worldwide activity in Pakistan since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team March, 2009.

(Web Desk) - Pakistani al-rounder Faheem Ashraf took three-in-three during the second T20 worldwide against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi.

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The Pakistan-Sri Lanka tour started at the United Arb Emirates with the Test and ODI series completely played in UAE but the T20 tournament's two matches were held there and now the final match is to be held at Lahore in Pakistan.

Powered by a lightning 51 off 24 balls by Shoaib Malik and a bowling attack led by paceman Mohammmad Amir, the hosts made sure the fans would enjoy a night to remember as Pakistan finally hosted an worldwide cricket fixture on home soil after being shunned by foreign teams for eight years due to security risks.

He said Pakistan young team is performing well and improving with each match and young players are working hard to elevate the status of the team. He also added that it's a special moment in his career to perform at Gaddafi stadium opposite to Sri Lanka's team who are visiting Pakistan after like a gap of eight years.

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Faheem Ashraf became the first Pakistan bowler to take a Twenty20 worldwide hat-trick in a dramatic two-wicket series-sealing win as Sri Lanka paid for an almighty batting collapse in Abu Dhabi. While air surveillance and intelligence monitoring are also in place to ensure foolproof security.

"Police snipers have been deployed at all high buildings around Gaddafi Stadium", he added.

"Sri Lanka, West Indies, PSL, the next slot which is open to Pakistan and any other country, there will be cricket here, I guarantee you that". "So we have sent this team and hopefully this will not stop"- Sumathipala.

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"We are happy and privileged to be here", said Sumathipala ahead of the match.

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