Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram shared a singular Shaheen Shah Afridi document on Thursday after the Males in Inexperienced romped to victory towards New Zealand within the 1st semifinal of the T20 World Cup.
“It’s the seventh time he (Shaheen) has taken a wicket within the first over of an innings. Probably the most by any Pakistan quick bowler. That’s unbelievable. That’s why he’s so necessary to this format. He simply turns the sport round within the first over itself,” Akram stated on A Sports activities.
Akram then requested fellow panelists Shoaib Malik and Misbah ul Haq what an excellent whole on this pitch would have been, to which Misbah replied, “I believe 170.”
Malik stated, “The way in which the New Zealand bowlers have been bowling, particularly their spinner, even when the rating was 170, I believe our openers would have chased it down. The way in which they began their innings.”
Akram additionally identified that Kiwi bowler Ish Sodhi was not utilizing his googly and neither did he have any zip in his supply.
Within the match, Pakistan sailed into the T20 World Cup closing with a snug seven-wicket win over New Zealand on the SCG.
Batting first, New Zealand managed 152 for 4, driving on Daryl Mitchell’s unbeaten 34-ball 53 and skipper Kane Williamson’s 46 off 42 balls.
Tempo spearhead Shaheen Afridi snapped two wickets, whereas Mohammad Nawaz took one.
Pakistan achieved the goal with 5 balls to spare with Babar Azam (53 off 42) and Mohammad Rizwan (57) sharing a 105-run stand for the opening wicket.
Trent Boult (2/33) managed to seize two wickets, whereas Mitchell Santner (1/26) too accounted for one batter.