By fits and starts, Pakistan managed only a reclusive victory across their first 5 games of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. However, the green team once again displayed their unpredictability tag by delivering professional shows against South Africa and then the unbeaten Kiwi side to get their mega-event’s journey back on track.
In the game against New Zealand, the focus was on Pakistani paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi as the 19-year old recently struggled with his line and length. Nevertheless, the pace sensation started right from where he left against New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The adroit quick installed a fear in Colin Munro’s brain by claiming his wicket 3 out of 3 times in the last series. Obliging his instincts, the 32-year old looked to attack Shaheen but that just witnessed him adding to his misery as Munro edged one to Haris Sohail in slips, making it 4 out of 4 dismissals for Shaheen against Munro. The party didn’t end here for Shaheen as he claimed 2 more crucial wickets to register a match defining spell and help Pakistan record a much needed victory.