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Pak vs SA: Shaheen Afridi provides one other feather to his cap

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Pakistan’s tempo sensation Shaheen Afridi on Wednesday added one other feather to his cap when he turned the joint-fastest Pakistani bowler to 50 ODI wickets. 

The spectacular feat by the left-handed pacer, who solely a few days in the past celebrated his twenty first birthday, took him solely 24 matches. 

Hassan Ali is the opposite Pakistani bowler who additionally took his 50 ODI wickets in solely 24 matches. 

Pakistan Bowling Coach and former captain Waqar Younis achieved the identical in 26 matches. 

Within the recently-concluded Pakistan-South Africa collection, Afridi took six wickets and gave away 194 runs. 

Within the first match, he took two wickets and gave away 61 runs. Within the second match, he conceded 75 runs and took only one wicket. 

Within the final match, Afridi took two wickets and conceded 58 runs. 

Pakistan clinch ODI collection in opposition to South Africa

Pakistan beat South Africa by 28 runs on Wednesday to clinch the Betway collection 2-1, after the Proteas failed to achieve the 321-run goal.

South Africa had gone down however they put up a superb struggle — as shedding 5 key members to the Indian Premier League (IPL) did not work out nicely for the Proteas.

Aiden Markram and Janneman Malan opened the innings for the house aspect, whereas Shaheen Afridi and Hassan Ali shared the brand new ball for Pakistan.

After the pair had offered the Proteas with a half-century stand, Shaheen struck, producing an edge off of Markram’s bat, with the ball safely discovering its approach into the gloves of Sarfaraz Ahmed.

JJ Smuts contributed 14 earlier than getting bowled by Usman Qadir, with the rating at 77-2.

Just a few overs later got here the eventful twenty third over by Mohammad Nawaz. The left-arm spinner first trapped Malan (70) in entrance of the wickets earlier than bowling out Bavuma (20) in the identical over to cut back South Africa to 128-4.

Nawaz struck for a 3rd time within the twenty eighth over, trapping Heinrich Klaasen in entrance of the wickets with rating at 140-5.

Then got here a 108-run partnership between Kyle Verreynne and Andile Phehlukwayo that made issues fascinating and gave South Africa some hope.

However Haris Rauf eliminated Verreynne (62) within the forty fourth over as South Africa went six down with 248 on the board.

Within the very subsequent over, Phehlukwayo (54) vanished as nicely, exposing the Proteas tail.

Beuran Hendricks turned Rauf’s second sufferer of the day, nicking a large down the leg aspect supply again to Sarfaraz.

Keshav Maharaj’s stroke-filled 19 was minimize quick by Shaheen, who bowled him out. 

Shaheen hit the bulls eye once more within the subsequent over, taking his third wicket of the match.

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