On this day in 2019 World Cup, Shaheen Afridi became the youngest cricketer to take World Cup five-wicket haul

On 5th July 2019, Pakistan faced Bangladesh in ICC Cricket World Cup. Pakistan had won the toss and chose to bat first. The playing 11 of Pakistan was: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi.

Their rivals playing 11 was: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib-al-Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmuddullah, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hassan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman.

For Pakistan, Fakhar Zaman and Iman-ul-Haq opened the innings. Imam-ul-Haq’s century with seven boundaries, Babar Azam’s 96 runs knock with 11 boundaries and Imad Wasim’s 43 runs knock with six boundaries and one six helped Pakistan to set a huge total of 315 runs with the loss of five wickets. Mustafizur Rahman took five wickets with giving 75 runs. Bangladesh team got a target of 316 runs to chase in 50 overs.

While defending the huge total, Pakistan young speedster took a five-wicket haul and became the youngest Pakistan cricketer to take a World cup five-wicket haul. He dismissed Tamim Iqbal at eight runs, Shakib-al-Hasan at 64 runs, Liton Das at 32 runs, Mahmudullah at 29 runs, and Mohammad Saifuddin at zero runs.

This five-wicket haul of Shaheen Afridi helped Pakistan to restrict Bangladesh to 221 runs and winning the game by 94 runs.

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