Netherlands' Sikander, Asad and Saqib Zulfiqar made history on Monday as the first triplets to play in the same professional cricket team, when the Dutch took on the United Arab Emirates in Amstelveen, reports cricket.com.au.
The three 20-year-olds, whose father Zulfiqar Ahmed also played for the Netherlands, ended on the losing side, as UAE prevailed by three wickets, though their history-making deed drew more headlines than the result itself.
Debutants Asad and Saqib made 15 and 11 respectively while the more experienced Sikander made 41 not out from No 8, helping the Dutch to a total of 8-182, which was ultimately chased down by the UAE with six balls remaining in the 50-over contest.
The first for professional cricket had statisticians poring over the record books for instances of twins playing at the elite level together.
They include Australia's Alex and Kate Blackwell, Mark and Steve Waugh, England's Alec and Eric Bedser, New Zealand's Hamish and James Marshall and Elizabeth and Rose Signal.