Mid-day – Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi’s hat-trick lit up the opening night of the inaugural T10 League here, helping his Pakhtoons side beat the Virender Sehwag-led Maratha Arabians by 25 runs

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi’s hat-trick lit up the opening night of the inaugural T10 League here, helping his Pakhtoons side beat the Virender Sehwag-led Maratha Arabians by 25 runs.

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  • Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi’s hat-trick lit up the opening night of the inaugural T10 League here, helping his Pakhtoons side beat the Virender Sehwag-led Maratha Arabians by 25 runsFormer Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi’s hat-trick lit up the opening night of the inaugural T10 League here, helping his Pakhtoons side beat the Virender Sehwag-led Maratha Arabians by 25 runs.
  • Afridi claimed the hat-trick with the first three balls to break the backbone of the Arabians, who were on track with England’s Alex Hales striking a 26-ball unbeaten 57, in their chase of 122.
  • The explosive Pakistani leg-spinner’s victims included South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw, who holed out to Afridi’s first ball, caught by a fine diving catch at long-on by Najibullah Zadran before his second delivery trapped West Indian Dwayne Bravo plumb in front.
  • Sehwag became the third victim of Afridi’s hat-trick, trapped in front by an in-dipping slider.
  • Interestingly, this was Hales’ first outing since the incident outside a Bristol nightclub that led to him and all-rounder Ben Stokes’ suspension from England duty.


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