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Shaheen Afridi’s Commanding Performance in the 4th T20I: A Statistical Breakdown

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In a sensational display of pace and precision, Pakistan’s skipper, Shaheen Afridi, left a lasting impact in the fourth T20I against New Zealand in Christchurch.

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Despite his stellar efforts, New Zealand secured a comfortable seven-wicket victory. Let’s delve into the key statistics and highlights from Afridi’s remarkable performance.

Afridi’s Dominance:

  1. Fiery Spell with the New Ball: Afridi delivered a breathtaking spell, making an immediate impact with the new ball. His first two overs saw him claim three crucial wickets, dismissing Finn Allen (8), Tim Seifert (0), and Will Young (4), reducing New Zealand to 20/3.
  2. Overall T20I Stats: With this performance, Shaheen Afridi’s T20I record stands at an impressive 71 wickets in 56 matches, maintaining an average of 22.49. Notably, 23 of his wickets have come against New Zealand at an average of 21.78. According to ESPNcricinfo, he now holds the distinction of securing 13 T20I wickets in the opening over, a feat surpassed among full-member team bowlers only by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (18), Tim Southee (15), and David Willey (15).

Game Overview:

  1. Pakistan’s Batting Performance: Mohammad Rizwan showcased a well-paced innings with an unbeaten 90*, guiding Pakistan to a total of 158/5. Mohammad Nawaz’s quick-fire 21* added valuable runs to the scoreboard. However, Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson’s two wickets each contributed to Pakistan’s final total.
  2. New Zealand’s Chase: Despite a collapse during the chase, New Zealand recovered with stellar performances from Daryl Mitchell (72*) and Glenn Phillips (70*), securing victory in 18.1 overs. With this win, New Zealand now leads the five-match series 4-0.

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Shaheen Afridi’s exceptional bowling prowess and the thrilling moments from the match have added excitement to the T20I series, showcasing the competitive spirit between Pakistan and New Zealand.

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