Shahid Afridi mocks Rashid Khan after he drops a sitter
Both players played for the ICC World XI against the Windies.
Updated - Jun 1, 2018 4:42 pm
We witnessed another crackerjack of an encounter between World XI and Windies, where West Indies had too much firepower and managed to upstage the best XI convincingly. World XI skipper Shahid Afridi won the toss and ask the opposition to bat first. In the first innings, Shahid Afridi went on to mock Rashid Khan after the latter dropped a simple catch at the mid-wicket boundary.
Shahid Afridi bowled a short of half-length delivery and the batsman tried to smash it over mid-wicket which Afghanistan talisman leg-spinner Rashid was unable to spot the ball in the light as he gave an expression of the same. Afridi gave him a look asking what went wrong, to which 19-year old had no answers whatsoever.
Meanwhile, the encounter between two top quality sides happened to raise funds for the reconstruction of five damaged stadia of the Carribean. Moreover, the five stadiums were damaged by the Hurricane Irma and Maria that had hit the country, last year. The match took place at the Home of Cricket, Lord’s.
The men-in-maroon still managed to put up a mammoth total on the board with opener Evin Lewis scoring a blistering half-century smashing 5 fours and 5 big sixes. Denesh Ramdin and Marlon Samuels chipped in with 44* and 43 runs respectively. Rashid Khan was once again able to show his class picking two important wickets of Lewis and Samuels.
In reply, the wicket kept tumbling for men-in-blue which eventually had put them to a score of 8 runs for a loss of 4 wickets. Thisara Perera along with skipper Shahid Afridi played a cameo which eventually helped the side to be in a better position. Perera scored a quickfire 61 runs off 37 balls which was laced with 7 boundaries and 3 mighty sixes. Kesrick Williams was the pick of the bowler taking 3 wickets off 42 runs.
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