Srinagar: Pakistan pace star Shaheen Afridi has been below par with the ball as per his own standards in the ongoing T20 Vitality Blast but he has been contributing with the bat as well for his side Nottinghamshire.
Shaheen Afridi on Friday against Worcestershire scored 29 runs off just 11 balls including four sixes in an over against Michael Bracewell. It was late entertainment for Nottinghamshire fans as they had already sunk into the situation where from victory looked unlikely.
Earlier Worcestershire posted a mammoth total of 226/5 against Nottinghamshire.
In his four-over spell, Afridi conceded 45 runs. He managed to claim only one wicket, that of Kashif Ali, who was caught by Steven Mullaney after scoring just 11 runs.
Nottinghamshire’s chases was anchored by Alex Hales, scored 71-run knock. After, Hales departed in the 14th over, Nottinghamshire still required 101 runs to win in the remaining six overs.
Afridi injected life back into the game during Nottinghamshire’s innings. In the 16th over, bowled by Michael Bracewell, Afridi unleashed a display of power-hitting, smashing four sixes.
Afridi’s contribution with the bat was a brief yet impactful cameo of 29 runs from just 11 balls, including four sixes and a four. However, his dismissal at the hands of Pat Brown spelled the end for Nottinghamshire. With Afridi’s departure, their hopes diminished, and they were ultimately bowled out for 170, falling short of Worcestershire’s mammoth total.