After Jacob Oram, Southee became the second Kiwi bowler and third in the history of T20I’s to claim a hat-trick.
In the eight over of the first innings Southee dismissed big guns – Younis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Akmal.
Southee also achieved another rare feat as he went on to take a five-for.
Southee’s spell: 4-1-18-5
By Suyash Srivastava -
Jacob Oram, 3/33 vs Sri Lanka, 2009
It was a unique hat-trick for the Kiwi bowler as he along with his team-mates missed it which was completed in two overs.
Oram dismissed Angelo Mathews off the last ball of the 17th over. He then dismissed Malinga Bandara and Nuvan Kulasekara off the first two balls of the final over.
Oram realized that he claimed a hat-trick after he received an email from his parents who congratulated him for the feat.
Oram’s spell: 4-0-33-3 -
Brett Lee, 3/27 vs Bangladesh, 2007-08
The Australian speedster entered the history books as he became the first bowler to claim an international Twenty-20 hat-trick. Lee achieved the feat in the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa in 2007 against Bangladesh.
It was the seventeenth over of the innings and Lee was hit for a boundary off the first ball. But the Australian star bounced back as he scalped Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza and Alok Kapali in the same over.
It was Lee`s second hat-trick in South Africa, he took one against Kenya in the 2003 World Cup at Durban.