Monday, 03 March 2014 - 7:16
Boom-boom Afridi wins it for Pak with back-to-back sixes
India paid the price for costly blunders at crucial junctures to suffer a nerve-wracking one-wicket defeat at the hands of arch rivals Pakistan, who rode on Shahid Afridi's brilliant cameo to virtually assure themselves a berth in the final of the Asia Cup yesterday.
In a tense encounter where fortunes fluctuating from one team to the other till the very end, saw Afridi turn the game decisively in Pakistan's favour by hitting successive sixes in Ravichandran Ashwin's last over to overhaul India's modest total of 245.
Afridi, who has been very inconsistent with the bat hit the first six over deep extra cover and the next over long on as he scored 34 not out in only 18 balls with two fours and three sixes.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka will take on Afghanistan today, in the Asia Cup, in Mirpur.