June 20, 2021


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Alauddin Babu’s hat trick

Right-arm pace bowling all-rounder Alauddin Babu became the fifth Bangladeshi bowler to score a hat-trick in T20 cricket. The 29-year-old pacer made the feat for Brothers Union against Legends of Rupganj in the first match of the day of the Dhaka Premier Cricket League at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur today.

Alauddin Babu completed the hat-trick by dismissing Muktar Ali and Sohag Gazi in the last two balls of the 16th over of Rupganj innings and Nabil Samad in the first ball of the last over. His bowling analysis in the match was 4 for 21 in 3.1 overs. This is his best bowling performance in T20 cricket.

Alauddin Babu after the hat trick.

Alauddin Babu after the hat trick.
Photo: Prothom Alo

In the first over of Rupganj’s innings, Babu fooled Ajmer Ahmed with a great inswinger. Junaid Siddique, who stood on the first slip, made no mistake in catching the ball that touched Ajmer’s bat. Later in the death over, the medium pacer took three wickets in a row. Muktar Ali was caught by Naeem Islam Jr. in the fifth ball of the 16th over. Sohag Gazi caught Zahiduzzaman in the next ball. Alauddin scored a hat trick in the first ball of the last over of the innings. Batsman Nabil Samad’s wrong timing goes to the sky. Mizanur Rahman took an easy catch in the point.

Rupganj was bowled out for 111 by Alauddin Babu’s hat-trick. Captain Naeem Islam’s 37 runs was the highest for the team that won the toss and elected to bat. Besides, 23 runs came from Sabbir Rahman’s bat.

Hat-trick of Bangladeshi bowlers in the recognized T20

Bowler Match Venue Season
Al Amin Hossain BCB XI-Abahani Sylhet 2013–14
Al Amin Hossain Barisal Bulls-Sylhet Superstars Mirpur 2015–16
Alice Al Islam Dhaka Dynamites – Rangpur Riders Mirpur 2018–19
Manik Khan Doleshwar-BKSP Fatullah 2018–19
Kamrul Islam Fortune Barisal – Minister Rajshahi Mirpur 2020–21
Alauddin Babu Brothers-Rupganj