BOOM BOOM Shahid Afridi Smashed Against India & Bangladesh !
The 34-year-old,Hard Hitter super star striker of Pakistan BOOM BOOM SHAHID AFRIDI who hit two consecutive sixes to give Pakistan a one-wicket win over India on Sunday, was once again Pakistan’s saviour as they chased down their highest-ever target of 327 in 49.5 overs in Dhaka.
Afridi, who went into bat with Pakistan needing 101 off 52 balls, smashed paceman Shafiul Islam for a four to reach fifty off just 18 balls, one short of one-day cricket’s fastest-ever half-century record held by Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya, made against Pakistan in Singapore in 1996.
In all, Afridi took seven sixes and two boundaries off just 25 balls.
He’s really playing well and he’s cashing into his form which is really good. Everybody knows the kind of player he (Afridi) is when he is in full swing and nobody can stop him
Earlier on Sunday Pakistan, chasing India’s 245-8, needed nine runs off the last four balls after losing their way from a seemingly winning position to slump from 200-4 to 236-9 at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.
But the seasoned Afridi sealed his side’s win with two mighty hits off the next two deliveries to keep Pakistan afloat in the five-nation tournament with their second win in three matches.