Shaheen Afridi dominates Derbyshire with superb all-round show


Nottinghamshire’s Shaheen Afridi showcased a brilliant all-round performance as his team secured a thrilling three-wicket victory over Derbyshire on Friday at County Ground, Derby.

In a dominant display of bowling, Afridi proved to be the key figure in consistently dismantling the Derbyshire batting lineup. 

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The left-arm pacer claimed his first wicket as he dismissed Brooke Guest for 25 and later on claimed the second wicket of Tom Wood, who managed to score only 4 runs.

 

INNINGS | Two wickets each for Ball and Afridi see Derbyshire conclude the innings at 142/6.

Notts will be out to bat in 15 minutes to chase that total.#MoreThanAGame pic.twitter.com/3q2X9vuJf1
— Notts Outlaws 🏹 (@TrentBridge) June 9, 2023

With a notable contribution, having ended with the figures of 2/37 runs in the allotted four overs, the 23-year-old played a pivotal role in restricting Derbyshire to a score of 142/6 wickets in the 20 overs.

During the chase, Nottinghamshire’s Alex Hales (35) and Sumit Patel (28) showcased exemplary batting skills. 

Struggling at 123/6 in the 17th over, the team received a valuable contribution from Afridi as he played a brilliant cameo of 14 runs off just seven deliveries, which included two sixes.

Afridi’s heroics at the crease brought Nottinghamshire closer to their target. Although Zaman Khan managed to claim Afridi’s wicket, it came too late for Derbyshire as they succumbed to defeat.

 

Zaman Khan vs Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shaheen hit 6 and than Gone#ShaheenShahAfridi #ZamanKhan #T20Blast #Blast23 #Cricket #TechnicalCricket pic.twitter.com/3wvrE4v6ka
— Technical Cricket (@TechnicalCric67) June 9, 2023

Earlier, after being asked to bat first, Derbyshire managed to post a decent total of 142/6 in the first innings. Haider Ali stood out with an outstanding knock of 42 runs off 37 deliveries, which included three fours and a six.
 





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