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ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Hails 'Sensational' Shaheen Afridi Heroics

Twitter reactions from the game between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Lord's, London.

Cricketnext Staff |July 5, 2019, 10:58 PM IST
ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Hails 'Sensational' Shaheen Afridi Heroics

Pakistan may not have made it to the semifinals of the ICC World Cup 2019 but ensured they ended their campaign in style with a 94–run win over Bangladesh at Lord’s, London. After the Pakistan top order put up a tall score, Shaheen Afridi just blew the Bangladesh batsmen away.

Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Pakistan stared at a mountain as they required to score a minimum of 400 runs to give themselves a chance to qualify for the semifinals. Fakhar Zaman who began slowly, continued his poor form as he handed a catch straight to point off Mehidy Hasan.

Babar Azam who has been Pakistan’s best batsman in the World Cup was very unfortunate to miss out on a hundred as he was dismissed for 96.

Imam-Ul-Haq went on to register his maiden World Cup century at the Home of Cricket. However, he was dismissed hit-wicket soon after. A handy cameo from the lower order took Pakistan to a good total on the board.

In reply, Pakistan kept taking wickets at regular intervals to keep Bangladesh in check and despite a 64 from Shakib Al Hasan, the Tigers could not cross the line.

Shaheen Afridi continued his good form as he picked up a five-wicket haul thereby creating history.

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