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Shaheen Afridi becomes the first teenager to take a four-wicket haul in a Men’s World Cup.

Shaheen Afridi becomes the first teenager to take a four-wicket haul in a Men’s World Cup.

Pakistan fast bowler claimed four wickets to restrict minnows Afghanistan to a modest 227 for nine from 50 overs in their World Cup match in Leeds.

The 19 years and 84 days old Pakistani pacers 4/47 is a record figure in a Men’s World Cup game for a teenager.

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After winning the toss, Afghanistan put Pakistan to bowl first at Headingley on Saturday. Though Pakistan restricted Afghanistan to 227/9. Shaheen Afridi Shaheen Afridi got wickets of Gulbadin Naib, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zardan and Rashid Khan to finish with the magnificent bowling figures.

Shaheen has surpassed Scotland’s John Blain who took four wickets in 1999 World Cup game against Bangladesh, around a year before Shaheen was born. Blain was 20 years and 140 days old at that time.

Saman Siddiqui

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