Faheem Ashraf breaks Temba Bavuma’s bat: The Pakistani all-rounder was witnessed bowling tight lines and lengths in the second ODI.
During the second ODI of the ongoing Pakistan’s tour of South Africa in Johannesburg, Pakistan all-rounder Faheem Ashraf bowled tight lines and lengths at an impressive pace to break South Africa captain Temba Bavuma’s bat.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 16th over when Bavuma aimed at playing a defensive shot against Ashraf. Just as the ball hit the bat, a part from the back of the bat immediately fell down.
Fortunately for the batsman, the broken part didn’t hit the stumps as the same could’ve resulted in a rare stumping dismissal. Bavuma was subsequently seen picking the broken piece and calling for a new bat.
Ashraf, who was introduced into the attack as a first-change bowler in the 10th over, made early inroad into the South African lineup by sending back South Africa opening batsman Aiden Markram (39), who was striking brilliantly at 114.71 at The Wanderers.
Following his wicket with an exceptional fielding effort to save a couple of runs, Ashraf has been in the limelight in this match making headlines across divisions.
Coming on the back of a 3-wicket victory in Centurion, Pakistan captain Babar Azam had won the toss and invited the hosts in to bat earlier today. In what has been a much-improved batting performance by South Africa, they look set to surpass the 300-run mark in the first innings.
Faheem Ashraf breaks Temba Bavuma’s bat in Johannesburg ODI
— Ehsan Qureshi (@EhsanQureshi_1) April 4, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Ben Stokes Who, We have our own Sir Faheem Ashraf❤️ pic.twitter.com/cAyjtVNFK2
— . (@busyhoun) April 4, 2021
Bowling economical spells
There is nothing that Rana Faheem Ashraf can’t do ❤️🔥@iFaheemAshraf
— yoyo_fangirl (@BeFaheem) April 4, 2021
Ben Stokes can never break someone’s bat, Faheem Ashraf is clear >>>>
— S A A D 🇵🇰 (@SaadSays22_) April 4, 2021
— Meme se Moiez 🧟♂️ (@parhle_Moiez) April 4, 2021
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