South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir may be 42 years old but for him, age is just a number. The veteran spinner has time and again took everyone by surprise with his performances on the field. Be it taking wickets, saving runs on the field or taking brilliant catches, Tahir has been an asset to any team.
Tahir, who has represented South Africa across formats is currently playing in The Hundred competition. Several players are having a great deal of fun as they are providing sheer entertainment to the fans. The Hundred competition has already witnessed many good moments during the passage of the play.
Batsmen, bowlers and fielders have had their fair share of turns and moments. Meanwhile, Imran Tahir went a step ahead to stun the cricket fraternity. He became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in The Hundred competition. The experienced campaigner delivered a stunning bowling performance on Monday.
Imran Tahir bags a hat-trick against Welsh Fire
Imran Tahir went on to register a hat-trick against Welsh Fire. The spinner drew praises from all quarters for his impeccable bowling performance. He represents the Birmingham Phoenix team in The Hundred. During the game, he not only took a hat-trick but also completed a five-wicket haul.
It is also the second such instance in the ongoing tournament. Batting first, Birmingham Phoenix found support in the form of Will Smeed and Moeen Ali’s fifties. They posted 184/5 in 100 balls. Adam Milne and Benny Howell ripped through the defence of the Fire batting unit by getting rid of Tom Banton and Ben Duckett for cheap scores.
Imran Tahir took over the scene as he wreaked havoc by taking the wickets of Glenn Phillips and Leus du Plooy. After that, he went on to take a hat-trick. Tahir dismissed the likes of Qais Ahmed, Matt Milnes and David Payne to complete his hat-trick.
He got pumped up after this achievement and also pulled off his trademark running celebration. Tahir registered sensational bowling figures of 19-10-25-5. Birmingham Phoenix ultimately won the game by a massive margin of 93 runs.