In the second match of the T-10 league played in Sharjah, Pakistan's Shahid Afridi made a big bang on Thursday. Pakhtoons beat Maratha Arabians by 25 runs, thanks to the fabulous hat-trick of Afridi. In the smallest format of cricket, Pakhtunkhwa Khelan's Fakhar Zaman (45) and Liam Dawson (44) also showed a splendid game. Maratha Arabians captain Virender Sehwag decided to bowl first after winning the toss. Pakhtoons scored 121 runs in the last 10 overs losing four wickets. Only Imad Wasim could take two wickets from Maratha Arabians. The other two batsmen were run out.
Chasing the highest run of the league till now, Sehwag's team could only manage to score 96 runs losing 7 wickets. Captain Virender Sehwag, who came in to bat at number six, was out on the first ball. The fans were also hoping for an explosive batting but all went in vain. Afridi hit three wickets with 19 runs. Sohail Khan and Mohammad Irfan grabbed two wickets each. Maratha Arabians started poorly and Kamran Akmal was a victim of Mohammad Irfan at the score of 13 runs. After this Simmons was also dismissed by Irfan. Although the other opener Eddie Hales scored 57 off 26 balls. After this, the tail batsmen could not survive and the entire team could score 96 runs in 10 overs and lost the match by 25 runs.
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