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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).

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. ​

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3672 102
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 10071 258
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