Thursday, February 24, 2011

Afridi bowls the best spell by a captain in World Cup

Hambantota, February 24, 2011

Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi bowled the best spell by a captain in any world cup match on Wednesday to sink Kenya at Hambantota as Pakistan registered their first win in the World Cup.

Afridi finished with figures of 8-3-16-5 on Wednesday.

Priviously, Kapil Dev of India held the record. He had finished with figures of 5-43 runs against Australia during the Prudential World Cup in 1983, which India eventually won.

Shahid Afridi also secure the best figures by any Pakistani bowler in a World Cup encounter.

Earlier, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram owned that record. He had captured 5-28 in a match at Kimberley against Namibia during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa.

Incidentally, Akram had completed his 500 ODI career wickets in that match.

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