Thursday, 12 December 2013 - 9:52
Shahid Afridi stars in Pakistan's 3-wicket win over Sri Lanka
Dashing allrounder Shahid Afridi starred in Pakistan's exciting 3-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 international at Dubai stadium yesterday.
Afridi scored an unbeaten 20-ball 39, hitting the winning six off the first ball of the final over by paceman Nuwan Kulasekara to give Pakistan a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
In all Afridi hit three sixes and two boundaries to help Pakistan overcome a tough challenge from world number one Sri Lanka who had taken the match to the final over with Pakistan needing six runs.
When on 23, Afridi also became the first player to score 1,000 runs and take 50 wickets in all Twenty20 cricket. In all he has 73 wickets in 69 matches.