Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
Shaheen Afridi bowled a remarkable spell of swing bowling upfront against the strong New Zealand batting lineup to allow his team a brilliant 6-wicket victory. Scything through New Zealand’s top order, the lanky left-arm pace bowler delivered for his team when they required the most and has reestablished Pakistan’s chances of qualifying for the semis.
This huge win has allowed fans a moment to rejoice their team’s resurgence and they are celebrating the heroics of their national heroes, especially after the crushing loss to India that set into a motion a lot of criticism from fans.
“I want to tell the fans to support us. This is your team, this is your pride, this is your Pakistan, so support us. It's sad if you start criticizing after one or two games. This shouldn't be done. This is your team and in sport, there will be wins and losses,” Shaheen said as he pleaded with the fans to never stop supporting them.