WATCH: Rohail Nazir reverse-paddles Shaheen Shah Afridi for awe-inspiring boundary in PSL 2020

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 15/03/2020

Rohail Nazir reverse-paddles Shaheen Shah Afridi: Sultans’ batsman played an extra-ordinary cameo for his team.

During the 29th match of the ongoing fifth season of the Pakistan Super League between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans in Lahore, Multan Sultans batsman Rohail Nazir played a pivotal role in Sultans scoring 186/6 in 20 overs in the first innings.

Coming in to bat at a score of 91/5 in the 14th over, Nazir shared a 74-run partnership for the sixth alongside Khushdil Shah who did most of the heavy lifting. Having scored 70* (29) with the help of five fours and six sixes, Shah gained admiration from one and all after batting under pressure.

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Nazir, who scored 24 (17) before getting out in the penultimate over, reverse-paddled Lahore spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi for an awe-inspiring boundary. While Afridi took revenge by dismissing Nazir on the following delivery, the latter surely proved a point on the previous delivery.

Despite the two young batsmen’s praiseworthy efforts, Sultans ended on the losing side primarily because of Lahore batsman Chris Lynn’s second T20 century.

Promoted to open the batting with Fakhar Zaman (57), Lynn ended up scoring 113* (55) with the help of 12 fours and eight sixes to seal the chase in the penultimate over. It is worth mentioning that Lynn became the first-ever Qalandars batsman to score a century in the PSL.

Rohail Nazir reverse-paddles Shaheen Shah Afridi

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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