WATCH: Shaheen Shah Afridi kicks ball over boundary rope in shambolic fielding effort vs Australia

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 29/11/2019

Shaheen Shah Afridi kicks ball over boundary rope: The Pakistani fast bowler underwent a poor day in the field in Adelaide.

During the first day of the second Test of the ongoing Pakistan’s tour of Australia in Adelaide, Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi put on display a couple of shambolic fielding efforts to gift as many as eight runs to Australia opening batsman David Warner.

While Afridi erred firstly in the 42nd over of the Australian innings, the 19-year old cricketer was at fault again on the first delivery of the 58th over.

It all happened after Warner drove a full delivery from Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah. Afridi, who was chasing the ball alongside another Pakistani fielder, accidentally kicked the ball over the boundary rope in his attempt of stopping it from going over the boundary.

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After Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and chose to bat, Australia dominated the visitors yet again. Despite Afridi sending back Australia opening batsman Joe Burns (4) in the fourth over, there wasn’t any additional relief for Pakistan.

Both Warner and all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne have scored individual hundreds in a second-wicket partnership which has crossed the 250-run mark at the time of writing this article.

It is worth mentioning the ongoing match is being played with the pink ball under lights. It was back in 2015 that the first day-night Test match was played at the same venue. While this is Australia sixth home day-night Test, it is the fourth one in Adelaide.

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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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