With Pakistan, you do not quite know what to expect. On their day, they can be mesmerising, thwarting the best in the world and, on other days they can be pathetic, going down to the lowest-ranked team in the world.
Shahid Afridi used his brute power to clobber two sixes off R Ashwin to clinch a thrilling 1-wicket win for Pakistan over India at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Afridi’s blows knocked out India from the Asia Cup with the latter losing two of its three matches.
For once, Pakistan batting clicked to help the visitors win the Second T20I at Cape Town by 6 runs to draw the 2-match Series on Friday. Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Akmal played spectacular knocks to set up Pakistan’s victory on a pitch that was slow but bouncy.