Haris So­hail's name taken with Richie Be­naud's eco­nomic spell

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KARACHI: There have been only three bowlers who have con­ceded one run or less in one over of the Test in­ning and grabbed three wick­ets. Pak­istan's Haris So­hail is one among th­ese three.

In the last pink ball D/N Test against Sri Lanka (Dubai), the 28-year old slow left arm ortho­dox spin­ner Haris con­ceded only one run in the fi­nal over (his only over in the in­ning) of Sri Lanka sec­ond in­ning bat­ting and he took three wick­ets (Ran­gana Herath, Kusal Med­nis and Nuwan Pradeep).

The other two bowlers-South Africa's An­drew Hall also con­ceded one run and took three wick­ets, whereas, Aus­tralia's Richie Be­naud is the only bowler who didn't con­cede a sin­gle run but took three wick­ets in one over.

Haris So­hail's un­cle, Muham­mad Rafi Sony, who has been Haris So­hail's men­tor all th­ese years, is over the moon for this achieve­ment.

Speak­ing ex­clu­sively, he said, "well we are very much pleased and re­lived by his great achieve­ment in World Test Cricket".

"My nephew's name has been writ­ten amongst leg­ends like Richie Be­naud for such as eco­nom­i­cal bowl­ing anal­y­sis". Though, Haris took three wick­ets with first, fourth and sixth de­liv­er­ies of his only over in Sri Lanka's sec­ond in­nings (96 runs), the fam­ily has no re­gret for not be­ing a hat-trick achiever.

"No, we have ab­so­lutely no re­grets at all, but this could be­come a huge Cel­e­bra­tion if Pak­istan could win this Test against Sri Lanka", the un­cle and men­tor signed off.

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