Shaheen Afridi’s four-wicket haul has put Pakistan in a strong position to beat Bangladesh and go to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup semi-finals.
Afridi Returns in Style
Afridi returned to his magnificent form with 4/22 at Adelaide Oval, while Bangladesh could only manage 127/8 in superb batting conditions. With the new ball, Pakistan’s paceman took the crucial wicket of Litton Das (10) before returning at the death to guarantee Bangladesh’s total was below par.
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Bangladesh had made a great start, reaching 73/1 in the 11th over, but Shadab Khan’s two wickets in consecutive deliveries, including the vital scalp of Shakib Al Hasan for a golden duck, swiftly reversed the trend. With Shakib’s departure and some poor batting in the later overs, Pakistan was in a solid position to win and advance to the semi-finals.
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