makes room and carves this over third man to seal Comilla's second victory. Who said Afridi is a spent force?
First he takes wickets with ripping legbreaks, not always associated with Shahid Afridi's style of bowling. Then he comes, sees out a few deliveries and with victory all but certain, seals it with a six. While the Test team continues to struggle in South Africa, at least one Pakistani cricketer is ensuring there's much reason to celebrate.
At 38, Shahid Afridi he's proving to be far from a spent force at the franchise level. A month's inactivity for a retired cricketer can be a long time, but for Afridi, who has just made a switch from T10 to T20, it seemed merely a break to return re-energised.
Shahid Afrdi is the Man of the Match
Liam Dawson: Decent chase in the end, wicket got harder as the game went on. Batting has been hard work, but we're confident with the team we have. Winning is good, long way to go.
thick edge to third man as he chases this full and wide delivery, scores level
steered down to square third man
beaten by a cutter that he looks to belt over cover
fetches the pull from outside off to deep square
chops this wide of point for a quick single
makes room and punches straight to point
makes room and absolutely creams this through covers
makes room and bunts this on the bounce to point
short, wide and he's flayed that away to the point boundary
chipped but just short of mid-off, risky. Suddenly this game has come alive
struck on the pad but the ball pitched outside leg.
this time does it deliberately, uses the pace to steer this between keeper and the slip fielder.
thick edge, through the hands of Mehidy at a wide slip. Playing away from the body with an angled bat against a supremely-skilled bowler, chance missed.
stone dead, oh Mustafizur, you beauty. This is very reminiscent of Jasprit Bumrah's magic slower ball to Shaun Marsh at the MCG. Excellent change of pace. Slower, yorker length and Imrul is completely deceived as he plays all around it. Hits him flush on the boot. Not sure why he wasted a review.
saved by the thinnest of inside edges. Full, straight, late movement back in. He looked to squeeze it out and just got some bat on it
looks for a suicidal single by hitting it to midwicket, was more than halfway down when he was sent back. Had no hope in hell of getting back.
slips this down leg, keeper tries to stop it with his pad but they get a single.
cut away to deep point for an easy single
works this against the turn to midwicket