THIS ball from Shaheen Afridi changed the course of play


New Delhi: Pakistan played a fantastic innings against New Zealand and successfully secured their spot in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup finals. Shaheen Shah Afridi cast an amazing spell in the crucial moments of the game. He knocked out Kane Williamson as he neared his half-century.

Shaheen Afridi blew his mind off Kane Williamson

Afridi knocked off Williamson’s bails at 46, which he made on 42 deliveries while maintaining a batting average of 109.52. He took the wicket past the second ball of the 16th. It was one of the crucial wickets for Pakistan because if Williamson had stayed on the sidelines for some time the outcome of the game might have been different.

Shaheen Afridi bowled 4 overs and gave up 24 runs. He took 2 gates under his spell. He took Finn Allen’s wicket on the second ball of the first over for 4 runs that proved crucial to Pakistan. The early wicket gave Azam’s team an advantage and also helped put pressure on the Kiwis.

New Zealand meets Pakistan

If we talk about the matches between New Zealand and Pakistan, Pakistan’s position here seems difficult. So far, 28 T20 matches have been played between the two teams, of which Pakistan have won 17 matches while New Zealand have won 11.

New Zealand (Player XI)

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

Pakistan (Player XI)

Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi.

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