Watch: Shaheen Afridi dismisses Shai Hope in the first over of West Indies’ chase.© PCB/Instagram
Shaheen Shah Afridi has developed a habit of giving Pakistan early breakthroughs, especially in the limited-overs formats. In the second ODI against West Indies, the left-arm pacer delivered in the very first over of the visitors’ chase as he dismissed the in-form Shai Hope for just four runs. Shaheen bowled five in-swingers on the trot to Hope, who had scored a brilliant century in the first ODI, and the opener even flicked one away for a boundary. But then, the pacer moved the final delivery away from Hope and the opener could only give the cover fielder a simple catch as he was caught at the crease without any foot movement.
Watch: How Shaheen Afridi plotted Shai Hope’s downfall in 2nd ODI
The early wicket helped set up a 120-run win for Pakistan, that saw them take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
Spinner Mohammad Nawaz was the star with the ball, as he ran through the West Indies lineup with figures of 4/19.
Babar hit 77 while Imam scored 72 as they put on a 120-run stand.
Shaheen also contributed with the bat, as he hit 15 off just 6 deliveries, smashing three boundaries in the final over of Pakistan’s innings to help give them a strong finish.
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