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Pakistan Super League 2021

Watch: Rashid Khan blasts hat-trick of fours in final over to help Lahore Qalandars pull off a heist

Rashid Khan smashed a hat-trick of fours
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Rashid Khan produced a scintillating bowling display, before slamming a hat-trick of fours with the bat in the final over to help Lahore Qalandars over the line against Islamabad United in the first match since PSL 2021 resumed in UAE.

Chasing 144 to win, the Qalandars seemed to have lost their way after being reduced to 97-4 in the 15th over. With 23 to win off two overs, Hasan Ali produced a terrific penultimate over, where he dismissed Ben Dunk and conceded just one run until the final delivery which Tim David smashed for a six.

Even then, the seven-run over had made Islamabad United favourites in the final over. With all quicks having run out of overs, Shadab Khan tossed the ball to part-timer Hussain Talat. With 16 runs to take, Rashid, who had just walked in the previous over, smashed his first three balls – also the first three balls of the over – for boundaries to bring the equation down to four required off three balls. The Afghanistan leggie finished off the game, remaining unbeaten on 15 off five balls.

Watch the final over with Rashid Khan blasting a hat-trick of fours here:

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