Pakistan pacers Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Pakistan pacers Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah [PC: AP]

Last Update on: September 3rd, 2023 at 12:15 am

Pakistan National Cricket Team fast bowlers have achieved a unique milestone after their brilliant performance in the Asia Cup 2023 clash against arch-rivals India National Cricket Team at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Saturday, September 2.

The Men In Green were invited to bowl first after losing the toss and the ‘Eagle’ Shaheen Afridi did what he does best and got early wickets for his team. Initially, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill looked decent in the middle against Pakistan pacers, but things changed after the rain break.

Shaheen Afridi looked threatening after the break and he castled Indian batting greats Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for 11 and 4. Haris Rauf joined the party and he dismissed Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill to send India on the backfoot as they were at 4-66.

Then Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan joined forces to lead India to recovery, both the batters played superbly against the strong attack and added 138 runs.

However, Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf once again brought Pakistan back into the game by dismissing Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan quickly and India went from 204/4 to 266/10.

Shaheen Afridi bagged four wickets while Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah bagged three wickets each. As the pace trio of Pakistan shared all 10 wickets between them, it became the first-ever instance of all 10 wickets being taken by pacers in Asia Cup (ODI) history.

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Spectacular bowling spell by our fast bowlers – Ex-Pakistan star Saeed Ajmal

Former Pakistan National Cricket Team spinner Saeed Ajmal took to X to shower praise on the bowlers for their spectacular performance against India.

As the match got called of due to rain but can’t hold but talk about spectacular bowling spell by our fast bowlers specially Shaheen 🔥 It’s a confidence booster for our team..Hope that we get to watch another IndvPak on 10th sep,’ Saeed Ajmal wrote.

Meanwhile, the match between the India National Cricket Team and the Pakistan National Cricket Team had no result as the rain played spoilsport and the game was called off.

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