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Naseem Shah Overtakes Amir as the Youngest Fast Bowler to Take a Five-For

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Naseem Shah Overtakes Amir as the Youngest Fast Bowler to Take a Five-For
Naseem Shah Overtakes Amir as the Youngest Fast Bowler to Take a Five-For

Teenage prodigy Naseem Shah has made history after taking two wickets on the final day of the historic Test match at Karachi. The 16-year-old completed his maiden five-wicket haul at the age of only 16 to become the youngest fast bowler to achieve the feat in Test cricket.

Surprisingly, the overall record belongs to his namesake from Pakistan, Nasim-ul-Ghani, a spinner who did it when he was only a few days younger than Shah against the West Indies in 1958.


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Naseem Shah is currently 16 years 311 days old whereas Nasim-ul-Ghani made the record when he was 16 years 303 days. The third one on the list is also a Pakistani, Mohammad Amir, who did it against Australia in Melbourne at the age of 17 years and 257 days.

Here are the top 5:

PlayerAgeBowlTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
Nasim-ul-Ghani16y 303d5/116PakistanWest IndiesGeorgetown13 Mar 1958
Naseem Shah16y 311d5/31PakistanSri LankaKarachi23 Dec 2019
Mohammad Amir17y 257d5/79PakistanAustraliaMelbourne26 Dec 2009
Nayeem Hasan17y 355d5/61BangladeshWest IndiesChattogram22 Nov 2018
Enamul Haque jnr18y 32d6/45BangladeshZimbabweChattogram6 Jan 2005

Naseem Shah’s record has now pushed Wasim Akram, who was earlier listed at 10th, out of the top 10 youngest bowlers to take a five-for in Tests. Shahid Afridi’s name is also on the list.


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Originally Published on ProPakistani.com

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