WATCH: Shaheen Afridi wreaks havoc in astounding first over in Vitality Blast to script MASSIVE record in T20 cricket

Shaheen Afridi's efforts had gone in vain as Nottinghamshire lost the match by two wickets.


WATCH: Shaheen Afridi wreaks havoc in astounding first over in Vitality Blast to script MASSIVE record in T20 cricket

Shaheen Afridi (Image via Twitter)

Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi is currently providing his services to Nottinghamshire in Vitality Blast. And on Friday (June 30) at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, he pulled off a brilliant effort in the first over itself against Birmingham Bears. He scalped four wickets and scripted a major record in T20 cricket.

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Though the first ball was a wide, Afridi sent four bowlers to packing off his first, second, fifth, and sixth legal deliveries. The first victim of the towering pacer was Birmingham Bears skipper Alex Davies who fell on the ground off Afridi’s toe-crushing yorker.

Next was Chris Benjamin’s turn who missed the ball while playing the scoop shot and it straightway hit the stumps. Birmingham would then score two runs. But on the last two balls, Dan Mousley took a long walk back to the dugout and he was soon followed by Ed Barnard. With these four wickets off the first over, Afridi created the record for most dismissals in the opening over of a T20 match.

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Shaheen Afridi’s efforts go in vain as Nottinghamshire lose match by two wickets

WATCH: Shaheen Afridi wreaks havoc in astounding first over in Vitality Blast to script MASSIVE record in T20 cricket
Shaheen Afridi scalps four wickets (Image via Twitter)

Talking about the match, Nottinghamshire put on 168 runs courtesy of Tom Moores’ 73 off 42. In response, opener Robert Yates saved his wickets despite the tumbling of wickets in the first over and scored 65 runs off 46 balls. His runs plus, Jacob Bethell’s 27 and Jake Lintott’s 27* took the visitors to 172/ in 19.1 overs and they won the match by two wickets.

It was the first time I took four wickets in my first over. It was good but if we would have won the game that would have been nice. Unfortunately, we lost,” Afridi said after the match.

It felt really nice the way the crowd was supporting me. When I was running in, it felt like I am playing in Pakistan. I have spent good time with my teammates, it is like a family,” he added.

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