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T10 League: Boom Boom Afridi Smashes 4 Consecutive Sixes To Wahab Riaz, As Pakhtoons Beat Northern Warriors

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| December 3 , 2018 , 13:49 IST

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Sunday showcased his destructive batting in the T10 League Qualifier Final between Northern Warriors vs Pakhtoons.

Afridi went on to smash seven sixes in his 17-ball 59 not out and one of his fellow teammate Wahab Riaz had to bear the punishment.

The Pakistani batsman unbeaten knock helped the Pakhtoons win the match by 13 runs and advance to the final of the tournament where they will once again face Northern Warriors, who reached the summit clash courtesy their win 10-wicket win over Maratha Arabians in the Eliminator Final.

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Shahid Afridi heroics dominated the day and under the firing line was his former Pakistan teammate Wahab Riaz. In the eighth over of the Pakhtoons innings, Afridi smashed Wahab Riaz for four consecutive sixes with the over yielding a whopping 26 runs in total.

Afridi's brilliant knock resulted in the Pakhtoons to a mammoth 135 for five in 10 overs. However, things didn't go completely as planned for Shahid Afridi's team in the second innings.

Chasing 136 runs for victory, the Northern Warriors found themselves in a spot of bother at 15 for two in 1.2 overs with big hitters Nicholas Pooran and Andre Russell back in the hunt.

Windies right-hander Rovman Powell, though, was not in the mood of giving up just yet and went about demolishing the Pakhtoons attack with some crisp stroke-play. He smashed nine sixes and four boundaries in a 35-ball 80-run blitzkrieg that took his team to the brink.

However, Pakhtoons held on their nerves to register a 13-run win and a book a spot in the final of the T-10 league.