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Former England cricketer makes extremely bold claim about Pakistan team

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 June 2019, 14:31 IST

Former England cricketer Graeme Swann says that Pakistan can “beat anybody at anything”.

His statement came after the men in green got better off New Zealand on Wednesday, defeating them by six wickets in the current edition of the ICC World cup.

Babar Azam who was named the man of the match was the flag bearer for Pakistan, he scored a brilliant 101 runs of 127 balls which included 11 boundries and remained notout.

 

He was well accompanied by set batsman Haris Sohail, who also played a blazing knock of 68 runs of 76 deliveries, which included five fours and two sixes.

As it came down to bowling, young left arm pacer Shaheen Afridi was the man of the moment, stealing the limelight from all the others, as he finished with figures of 3/28.

Shaheen Afridi, dismissed Colin Munro, Ross Taylor and Tom Latham and also bowled three maiden overs.

Pakistan’s victory ended New Zealand’s unbeaten run in the ICC World Cup 2019.

“At this moment in time, Pakistan look like they could beat anybody at anything,” Swann was quoted as saying by Saj Sadiq on Twitter.

Pakistan will go face to face with Afghanistan in their next World Cup match on Saturday at headingley. If they beat Afghaninstan, Pakistan will have to win Bangladesh on July 5th at Lord's cricket ground. inorder to keep their slightest chance of qualifying for the semi-finals.

First published: 28 June 2019, 14:24 IST
 
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