Shahid Afridi bowling to Virender Sehwag appeared the foremost unlikely of eventualities when each players took international retirement. However, the match-up became a reality once Sehwag-led Maratha Arabians took on Afridi’s Pakhtoons on the curtain raising of the new T10 League tournament in Sharjah. Afridi was the star of the show as he claimed a hat-trick with the primary 3 balls he bowled and derailed Maratha’s chase and gave his team a 25-run win. the previous Islamic Republic of Pakistan captain concluded the match with figures of 3 for nineteen from his selected 2 overs.
After four overs, the Maratha Arabians were going nice guns and had reached forty six for 2 in their chase of 122. However, all that modified quickly as Afridi removed South African Rilee Rossouw,who holed intent on Afridi’s initial ball within the match.
Next to travel was American expert Dwayne Bravo, who was at bay LBW dead before of the stumps. Afridi’s third and hat-trick victim was none aside from Sehwag, who like Bravo didn’t scan the in-dipping slider and was sent packing.
From being two-down, the Maratha Warriors were reduced to forty six for 5 so forty nine for 6 with Imad Wasim falling to Sohail Khan within the initial ball of the fifth over.
Alex Hales fought a lone battle for the Maratha Arabians with AN unconquered fifty seven off twenty six balls however with just one alternative baseball player from the team reaching 2 digits, the Arabians were restricted to ninety six for seven in their ten overs.
Earlier, AN unconquered forty five off twenty two balls from Fakhar Albizia saman and Liam Dawson’s 23-ball forty four helped Pakhtoons score 121 for four.