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Shahid Afridi "Stunned" By Australia's Collapse In 1st T20I vs Pakistan

25 October, 2018 12:30 PM
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Shahid Afridi "Stunned" By Australia's Collapse In 1st T20I vs Pakistan

During the run-chase, the Australian batsmen could not gain the momentum they needed as they kept losing wickets at regular wickets. Middle-order batsman Nathan Coulter-Nile was the highest scorer for Australia.

Imad, who made his international return, was adjudged man of the match. He returned with figures of 3/20 in his allotted four overs. Faheem Ashraf (2/10) and Shaheen Afridi (2/23) shared four wickets between them.

Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan also chipped in with a wicket each to ensure Pakistan's victory.

Earlier, the Australian team had lost the 2-match Test series against Pakistan 0-1. After narrowly saving the first Test in Dubai, the team led by Tim Paine lost the second Test in Abu Dhabi by a massive 373-run margin inside four days. After losing the Test series, former cricketer Shane Warne slammed Australia for their poor batting.

Australia currently trail the 3-match T20I series 0-1 against Pakistan. The second and third match of the series will be played in Dubai on October 26 and 28 respectively.


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