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Cricket World Cup 2019: Shaheen Afridi Enters Record Books with Scintillating Spell at Lord’s

Cricketnext Staff |July 6, 2019, 7:39 AM IST
Cricket World Cup 2019: Shaheen Afridi Enters Record Books with Scintillating Spell at Lord’s

Shaheen Afridi starred for Pakistan, taking 6-35 as they ended their topsy-turvy ICC World Cup 2019 campaign with a well-earned victory over Bangladesh on Friday (July 5).

Afridi, who accounted for most of the Bangladesh top order in a clinical display at Lord’s, broke a number of records as he bowled Pakistan to victory.

When he dismissed Mohammad Saifuddin in the 41st over, Afridi became the youngest ever bowler at 19 years and 90 days to claim a five-wicket haul in the World Cup.

And when he got rid of Mustafizur Rahman to finish the match, he became the first bowler from Pakistan to take 6 wickets in a World Cup game.

His figures are also the best in the tournament for any Pakistan bowler, eclipsing the 5-16 Shahid Afridi had recorded against Kenya in the 2011 World Cup.

He also became only the 11th Pakistani bowler to claim a six-wicket haul in ODI cricket and in the process ended the tournament with most wickets for a teenager.

Pakistan ended the tournament having finish fifth in the league standings, one spot below New Zealand as both sides finished with 11 points.

However, it was the Black Caps who qualified for the semis thanks to a superior net run rate. ​

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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