Sunday, December 14, 2008

Afridi Smashes 114 .. but.... it wasn't enough!

Despite the absence of their captain, Misbah Ul Haq, the Baluchistan Bears managed to chase a mammoth total of 312 off the final ball of their innings with only their last wicket standing.

A 101 run partnership between Khurram Manzoor (83) and Naumanullah (55) laid the foundation for the Sindh Dolhpin's 312.

But it wasn't enough.

Shahid Afridi's belligerent knock off 114 came of only 54 deliveries and comprised of 7 sixes and 10 fours and took the Dolphins to a huge 312.

But it wasnt enough.

Sohail Khan trapped Shoaib Khan plumb in front of the first ball of the Baluchistan Bear's run chase and ended with figures of 2-55.

But it wasn't enough.

Somehow the Bears' batsmen gathered together and rallied around Saeed Anwar's (Jnr) 97 keeping up with the rate throughout their innings.

Last over. Last wicket. 12 needed.

Last ball. Last wicket. 2 needed.

And the Baluchistan Bears scraped to victory.

For once, Afridi did not deserve to be on the losing side.

Any batsman smashing a 46 ball century doesn't deserve to be.

It just wasn't enough.

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  1. Anonymous said...

    Saeed Anwar Jnr... his brother?

  2. Q said...

    No its not the brother.. he's been around for some time.. just a namesake.. these are his first signs of talent.. also an opener but came at 1 down in this match..

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