During the third day of the first of two tests between Bangladesh and Pakistan at Chattagram, left arm pacer Shaheen Afridi was trolled by the crowd as chants of ‘Matthew Wade’ were coming from the stands while the 21-year-old was fielding near the boundary ropes.
Pakistan’s left arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi provided a brilliant performance while playing for his side in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup.
Shaheen Afridi took two wickets in the first innings of the game. However, he was more lethal in the second innings having taken 3 out of 4 wickets so far. After stumps on Day 3, Bangladesh are struggling at 39/4. Bangladesh’s top order collapsed twice in two innings.
In the first innings of the game, Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das made a fabulous recovery for their side as they reached to a total of 330. Apart from the opening pair, Pakistan’s batting lineup did not work at all as the hosts restricted the visitors in 286 runs in the 1st innings.
In the 14th over of the match while fielding Shaheen Afridi was taunted by Bangladeshi fans from the stands. When Shaheen Afridi made a dive to save the ball from reaching the boundary ropes, several Bangladeshi fans called out the name of Australia’s wicket-keeper batsmen Matthew Wade’s name. They reminded him of the second last over against Pakistan in the semi finals of the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup. Wade smashed three sixes in the penultimate over of the game and booked their spot for the finals and eventually won the tournament.
Hasan Ali dropped Wade’s catch earlier in the over. Wade’s 41 run cameo off 17 deliveries helped the Aussies notch the Men in Green by five wickets with an over to spare. Shaheen conceded 22 runs in that over.
Though the marquee event has been concluded, the Bangladeshi fans didn’t want to miss a chance to poke the 21-year-old youngster.
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However, Shaheen had the last laugh as he dismissed Shadman Islam and Najmul Shanto with the new ball in three deliveries. The pacer then went on to dismiss Saif Hassan with a caught and bowled off a meanly directed bouncer.