Melbourne: Star bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi opened his account with a dangerous delivery against Alex Hales that left him shocked on ground. Jos Buttler and team is currently chasing 138 runs but Pakistan’s bowling is well known for its pace.
To win the T20 World Cup trophy, England and Pakistan are against each other. After a brilliant English bowling show in Melbourne Cricket Ground, they are now batting against Pakistan.
WATCH: Shaheen Shah Afridi’s fabulous delivery, SHOCKED clean bowled!
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It was at the end of first over when Afridi struck hard against England and clean bowled Alex Haled for just a single run. It is big shock to English side as they lose their significant batter in the very start of the game.
Pakistan put 137 runs on board
Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam opened for Pakistan and garnered 29 runs for the first wicket. Rizwan, however made some mistakes in the start but overcame them and made 15 runs. The 21-year-old English player Sam Curran ended his run with a brilliant ball that hit his stumps on the 2 ball of the 5th over.
Pakistan lose half team for less than 100
Mohammad Haris couldn’t do much as he was dismissed for 8 runs in 8th over and then came the end of Babar Azam’s time when Adil Rashid struck in 12th over. Iftikhar Ahmed had the worst day as he returned for zero after playing six ball in 13 over by Ben Stokes. Pakistan had lost half of their team for less than hundred runs.
English bowlers choke Pakistan
English bowlers tightened their choke even further when the lower-middle order came on field. Only Shadad Khan managed to face English bowlers for almost 2 overs and made 20 runs in the late half of the game. The tail enders scored less than 10 runs.
All the efforts of Pakistan batters could only mutter 137 runs for English side in the summit clash of T20 World Cup.
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