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PAK vs IRE 3rd T20I: Shaheen Afridi’s stellar performance helps him enter the record book

Shaheen Afridi's stellar performance
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In a thrilling showdown in Dublin, Shaheen Afridi’s stellar performance illuminated Pakistan’s dominance over Ireland in the third T20I. Afridi’s remarkable figures of 3/14 not only helped restrict Ireland to 178/7 but also etched his name in Pakistan’s cricket history. With this feat, Afridi became the first Pakistani bowler to achieve three or more wickets in a T20I match a record 13 times, surpassing the likes of Umar Gul and Shadab Khan.

The match showcased Pakistan’s formidable bowling lineup, with Mohammad Amir and Abbas Afridi also making significant contributions. While Amir dismissed George Dockrell, Abbas Afridi scalped two wickets, including the crucial wicket of Curtis Campher.

Despite a strong start from Ireland, with Andy Balbirnie and Lorcan Tucker forging a century partnership, Pakistan’s bowlers applied relentless pressure, ultimately restricting the hosts to a challenging but achievable total.

Shaheen Afridi’s early breakthrough, dismissing Ross Adair, set the tone for Pakistan’s bowling attack, emphasizing his pivotal role in the team’s strategy. Afridi’s consistency in T20Is was once again on display, highlighting his stature as one of Pakistan’s premier bowlers.

This ongoing match is not only the series decider between Pakistan and Ireland but also stresses the depth and strength of Pakistan’s bowling lineup. With Afridi leading the charge, Pakistan’s bowlers showcased their ability to dominate and dismantle opposition batting lineups, laying a solid foundation for future triumphs.

Later, with the help of Babar Azam’s and Mohammad Rizwan’s partnership, Pakistan emerged victorious 2-1, winning by six wickets.

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