Shahid Afridi fantastic batting in county
Shahid Afridi finally came as an opener for the Rangpur Riders. But that has not changed anything for the Riders unfortunately as the Pakistani master blaster is put for knot here against Dhaka Dynamites.
Rangpur Riders are chasing a big one here and with Afridi gone for zero they are in deep trouble. Mohammad Shahzad is also not playing for the Riders so they need something extraordinary from one of their top batters.
Shahid Afridi played a hurry shot. There was no such need of it because it was the first over and the second ball on which he tried to hit the ball hard and long. This was a wavered ball way outside the off stump from the bowler.
Now Afridi should have tried to hit the ball on the off side. But he optioned out the leg side. This did not come off any near to the middle of his big bat. The shot took the ball miles in the air and Russell had plenty of time to come underneath this one.
He took his position and judged this one perfectly. Afridi missed out and put his team in trouble. Now Riders will find it really hard to gain some momentum. Their only chance will come if someone gets a high score with a fast pace strike rate.