Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Shaheen Afridi clinches his 100th ODI Wicket

In a thrilling encounter at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Pakistan drew first blood against Bangladesh, thanks to a splendid display of bowling mastery by Shaheen Afridi.

Bangladesh’s opening batsman, Tanzid Hasan, found himself at the receiving end of Afridi’s exceptional bowling skills. Afridi, known for his precision and consistency, bowled a length delivery on the off-stump. The ball maintained its line and deceived Hasan, who attempted to play for the away movement.

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However, the delivery’s perfect length and movement proved too much for Hasan, who was caught off guard. Rooted to his crease, Hasan attempted to turn the ball away into the leg-side, but it sneaked past his inside edge, striking him just above the knee-roll.

The umpire didn’t hesitate to raise his finger, indicating Hasan’s dismissal, and the decision was supported by the ball-tracking technology, confirming that the ball would have hit the stumps on umpire’s call.

This early success provided Pakistan with the kind of start they had hoped for, setting the tone for an intense battle between the two cricketing powerhouses.

Afridi’s achievement of reaching 100 ODI wickets further solidified his reputation as one of the premier fast bowlers in international cricket.