Australia rolled over by Afridi

Written by: Shahid Afridi | Pakistan | Australia | Dubai
Published: Thursday, April 23, 2009, 9:31 [IST]
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Dubai: Pak all-rounder Shahid Afridi starred with bat and ball in inspiring Pakistan to a comfortable four-wicket win over Australia in their first one-day cricket international on Wednesday.

In the first one-day match between the two since February 2005, Afridi took a career-best 6-38 in helping to oust Australia for 168 in the 39th over. He then went in at the fall of the fourth wicket with pressure mounting, and smashed 24 runs and five boundaries in 16 balls.

Pakistan reached 171-6 with the first ball of the 45th over to open the five-match series at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, which became the 172nd ODI venue in the world.


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