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Pak vs Zim: Shaheen Afridi completes 50 Check wickets in identical variety of matches as Wasim Akram

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Pakistani quick bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi on Thursday accomplished 50 Check wickets attaining the feat in the identical variety of matches that bowling legend Wasim Akram had beforehand performed.

Shaheen took his fiftieth Check match wicket in Pakistan’s ongoing match towards Zimbabwe. This was the bowler’s sixteenth Check match.

Curiously, Shaheen has achieved the feat in the identical variety of matches that Wasim Akram took and in addition on the identical age. Each had been 21 once they accomplished 50 scalps in Check cricket.

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Shaheen’s fiftieth wicket was of Zimbabwe batsman Tendai Chisoro within the 52nd over of the primary Check’s first innings.

Within the first innings, Pakistan bowled out Zimbabwe for 176 runs after the hosts determined to bat first.

In Zimbabwe’s innings, Shaheen ended with figures 4 for 43 in 15.2 overs. 

Presently, leg spinner Yasir Shah maintain the report for the quickest individual from Pakistan to take 50 Check wickets. He had achieved the feat in 9 matches. In the meantime, the world report is held by Australian bowler Charles Turner who made the report in 1888 towards England.

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