Faheem Ashraf is the sixth bowler overall to take a hat-trick in T20Is. © Getty Images

Faheem Ashraf is the sixth bowler overall to take a hat-trick in T20Is. © Getty Images

Faheem Ashraf became the first Pakistani bowler to record a hat-trick in Twenty20 Internationals during the second match against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Friday (October 27).

The 23-year-old is the sixth bowler overall to register a hat-trick in the shortest format of the game, finishing with 3 for 16 in his three overs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Ashraf dismissed Isuru Udana, Mahela Udawatte and Dasun Shanaka off successive deliveries in only his third T20I before his team went on to record a two-wicket victory.

Here is the list of bowlers with T20I hat-tricks:

Name Country Opponents Venue Year
Brett Lee Australia Bangladesh Cape Town 2007
Jacob Oram New Zealand Sri Lanka Colombo 2009
Tim Southee New Zealand Pakistan Auckland 2010
Thisara Perera Sri Lanka India Ranchi 2016
Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka Bangladesh Colombo 2017
Faheem Ashraf Pakistan Sri Lanka Abu Dhabi 2017