Shahid Afridi used his brute power to clobber two sixes off R Ashwin to clinch a thrilling 1-wicket win for Pakistan over India at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Afridi’s blows knocked out India from the Asia Cup with the latter losing two of its three matches.
For once, Pakistan batting clicked to help the visitors win the Second T20I at Cape Town by 6 runs to draw the 2-match Series on Friday. Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Akmal played spectacular knocks to set up Pakistan’s victory on a pitch that was slow but bouncy.
Pakistan thrashed Zimbabwe by 90 runs at Harare in the Second ODI to level the 3-match series. Mohammad Hafeez scripted the victory for the visitor with a 6th ODI ton while Junaid Khan and other bowlers ripped through the Zimbabwean batting line-up on a flat surface.
Pakistan have taken a crucial 2-1 lead after defeating West Indies in a rain-affected Fourth ODI at St Lucia. Marlon Samuels’ 5th ODI ton went in vain as Pakistan chased down a revised target of 189 with am over to spare.
A tremendous spell of 4 for 16 from Mohammad Hafeez saw South Africa collapse to a disappointing 253 on the opening day’s play of the First Test at Johannesburg. Most of the South African batsmen got starts but failed to convert them into bigger scores while the Pakistanis chipped away at the wickets.