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#PakvsBan | 'Boom Boom' Afridi helps Pakistan post a mammoth 201 for 5 in first innings

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:57 IST

There is a reason why Shahid Afridi has been nicknamed 'Boom Boom'. Anyone who watched his knock of 49 off 19 balls against Bangladesh in their opening game of the T20 World Cup at Kolkata would surely know.

Afridi's knock helped Pakistan reach a formidable total of 201 for 5 against Bangladesh, who's bowlers would have been glad to get off the field after being dispatched to its all corners.

The foundation of the innings, however, was laid by opening batsman Ahmed Shahzad, who made 52 off 39 balls, lending Pakistan the solidity it needed initially.

This score is Pakistan's highest ever total in T20 world cups, and is also only the second time ever that they have crossed this landmark score. They would be confident in defending it with a bowling attack that features the likes of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz.

First published: 16 March 2016, 5:07 IST
 
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