Shaheen Afridi achieves one other spectacular ODI milestone

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Pakistan´s Shaheen Shah Afridi runs to ship a ball throughout the third one-day worldwide (ODI) cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at SuperSport Park in Centurion on April 7, 2021. -AFP

Fast bowler Shaheen Afridi added one other achievement to his illustrious profession when he turned the second-fastest Pakistani bowler to take 50 ODI wickets. 

It solely took Afridi 25 matches to take 50 ODI wickets.  Right-arm pacer Hassan Ali is the quickest Pakistani bowler to achieve the feat, taking his 50 ODI wickets in solely 24 matches. 

Former skipper Waqar Younis took 26 matches to get to 50 wickets whereas Saqlain Mushtaq had taken 28 matches to safe 50 ODI wickets. 

In the recently-concluded Pakistan-South Africa collection, Afridi took six wickets and gave away 194 runs.

In the primary match, he took two wickets and gave away 61 runs. In the second match, he conceded 75 runs and took only one wicket.

In the final match, Afridi took two wickets and conceded 58 runs.

Pakistan clinch ODI collection in opposition to South Africa

Pakistan beat South Africa by 28 runs on Wednesday to clinch the Betway collection 2-1, after the Proteas did not reach the 321-run goal.

South Africa had gone down however they put up combat — as dropping 5 key members to the Indian Premier League (IPL) did not work out effectively for the Proteas.

Aiden Markram and Janneman Malan opened the innings for the home facet, whereas Shaheen Afridi and Hassan Ali shared the brand new ball for Pakistan.

After the pair had supplied the Proteas with a half-century stand, Shaheen struck, producing an edge off of Markram’s bat, with the ball safely discovering its means into the gloves of Sarfaraz Ahmed.

JJ Smuts contributed 14 earlier than getting bowled by Usman Qadir, with the rating at 77-2.

Just a few overs later got here the eventful 23rd over by Mohammad Nawaz. The left-arm spinner first trapped Malan (70) in entrance of the wickets earlier than bowling out Bavuma (20) in the identical over to scale back South Africa to 128-4.

Nawaz struck for a 3rd time within the 28th over, trapping Heinrich Klaasen in entrance of the wickets with rating at 140-5.

Then got here a 108-run partnership between Kyle Verreynne and Andile Phehlukwayo that made issues attention-grabbing and gave South Africa some hope.

But Haris Rauf eliminated Verreynne (62) within the 44th over as South Africa went six down with 248 on the board.

In the very subsequent over, Phehlukwayo (54) vanished as effectively, exposing the Proteas tail.

Beuran Hendricks turned Rauf’s second sufferer of the day, nicking a large down the leg facet supply again to Sarfaraz.

Keshav Maharaj’s stroke-filled 19 was minimize quick by Shaheen, who bowled him out.

Shaheen hit the bulls eye once more within the subsequent over, taking his third wicket of the match.

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