In the last 6 ODIs, his hands were empty, Afridi created history by taking 7 wickets in the next


New Delhi. Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is counted among the most dangerous players of limited overs cricket. He had the ability to change the course of the game with both the ball and the bat in a few balls. He had shown this not only once, but many times by doing this. His record for the fastest century in ODI cricket remained intact for 18 years. Afridi made a stellar performance with both ball and bat in an ODI against West Indies in Guyana 9 years ago on this day. He took 7 wickets for 12 runs in this match, which is the second best performance by a bowler in ODIs. At the same time, the best performance as a spin bowler.

The Pakistan team went on the West Indies tour in 2013. Then Pakistan defeated the Caribbean team in the series of 5 ODIs. The first match of this series was played in Guyana, which Pakistan won by 126 runs. In this match, West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Caribbean bowlers sent half the Pakistan team to the pavilion within 50 runs, proving their captain’s decision right.

After this Shahid Afridi stood at one end and he hit a quick 76 in 55 balls. Apart from him, captain Misbah-ul-Haq also scored 52 runs. Apart from these two, no Pakistani batsman played. Still, Pakistan scored 224 runs in 50 overs for the loss of 9 wickets.

Caribbean batsman blown away by Afridi’s storm
When the West Indies team came out to bat, its condition was similar to that of Pakistan. First Mohammad Irfan and then Afridi, who rocked the bat, showed amazing with the ball and within 50 runs, 6 West Indies batsmen were out. Afridi stumped Lendl Simmons in his second over and broke the back of West Indies’ batting by dismissing Dwayne Bravo lbw on the very next ball. Afridi completed his 5 wickets in the match by dismissing Kemar Roach.

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After 6 overs, he came to bowl again and got out Sunil Narine, Jason Holder and took 7 wickets for 12 runs in 9 overs including 3 maidens. This was the second best performance by a bowler in ODI cricket. The entire West Indies team was all out for 98 runs and Pakistan won the match by 126 runs.

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