Cricket’s newest baby, the T10 League had a dream start to its debut campaign as Shahid Afridi became the first bowler to take a hattrick in the format including the wicket of Virender Sehwag.
Afridi created history for the tournament on the opening day itself of the tournament which is being played in the Middle East. Pakhtoons, captained by Afridi, ran away with a 25 run winning margin in the second match of the day.
Pakhtoons batted first and scored 121/4 in the 10 overs with Fakhar Zaman and Liam Dawson shining in a 80-run stand. Zaman remained unbeaten on 45 and got support at the other end from Liam Dawson in 44 run knock. Imad Wasim took the two wickets from the allowed two overs.
In reply, Alex Hales gave Maratha Arabians a glorious start and remained in the middle till the end during his 57-run knock. But, none of the other teammates stuck around and by the end of things, Arabians stood on 96/7 to fall short.
In the post-match presentation with Ramiz Raja, Afridi said age hasn't got to him yet as he still feels young.
Here is the video.