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Sensational Shaheen Afridi Takes 4 Wickets in First Over of T20 Blast Match; Watch Video Here

In a remarkable display of skill and precision, Pakistani pacer Shaheen Afridi left cricket fans in awe as he claimed four wickets in the very first over of Birmingham Bears’ innings in the T20 Blast match against Nottinghamshire.

The fiery fast bowler proved to be unstoppable as he dismissed Alex Davies, Chris Benjamin, Dan Mousley, and Ed Barnard, all within the span of six deliveries. Afridi’s extraordinary feat sent shockwaves through the stadium, leaving the opposition reeling from the early blows.

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The opening over witnessed an eventful sequence of events, starting with a wide that granted Birmingham Bears an initial advantage of five runs. However, Afridi quickly turned the tide in Nottinghamshire’s favor by removing Davies and Benjamin for a duck each. The pressure continued to mount as Mousley fell victim to Afridi’s stunning delivery, leaving the crowd on the edge of their seats. The Pakistani speedster concluded the exhilarating over by dismantling Barnard’s stumps, securing an astounding four wickets for a mere seven runs.

Earlier, Nottinghamshire had set a respectable target of 168 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Tom Moores emerged as the standout performer for his team, smashing a brilliant 73 runs off just 42 balls. Moores’ innings included six boundaries and four towering sixes, bolstering Nottinghamshire’s chances of victory.

Despite Afridi’s remarkable efforts, Warwickshire managed to get their way back into the game. Chasing the target set by Nottinghamshire, they found themselves in a precarious position at four wickets down with only seven runs on the board after the sensational first over delivered by Afridi. However, opener Robert Yates took charge and played a pivotal role in Warwickshire’s resurgence. His composed innings of 65 runs off 46 deliveries guided Warwickshire to a thrilling two-wicket victory with five balls to spare.

Although Afridi couldn’t add to his impressive tally of wickets in the remainder of the match, his contribution was instrumental in keeping the opposition under pressure. Ultimately, his figures stood at an impressive four wickets for 29 runs in four overs.

Warwickshire’s dominant form continues as they secured their 10th win in 13 matches this season, solidifying their position at the top of the North Group with 20 points. This impressive victory ensures their spot in the quarter-finals, allowing them to extend their winning streak and potentially winning the T20 Blast title.

Shaheen Afridi’s Sensational First Over: Highlights of Each Delivery

  1. Delivery 1: Wide (5 Runs)
  2. Delivery 1: Wicket – Alex Davies (0)
  3. Delivery 2: Wicket – Chris Benjamin (0)
  4. Delivery 3: 1 Run
  5. Delivery 4: 1 Run
  6. Delivery 5: Wicket – Dan Mousley (1)
  7. Delivery 6: Wicket – Ed Barnard (0)

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