Shahid Khan Afridi played a master blaster inning on first match against West Indies and also proves his importance as a bowler and took 7 of just 12 runs in 9 overs and considered as Man of the Match. He gets his 30th Man of the Match and took 2nd best figure of bowling in all time cricket history. and made a way to pak victory by 126 runs.
When West Indies won the toss and choose to field first then at first West Indian decision looks best but when 5 wicket gets down of Pakistan and afridi comes to bat then whole history of match changes and afridi made partnership with misbah (captain of pakistan) of 120 runs on 6th wicket then pakistan looks in the game and on 167/6 afridi gone to dressing room by making valuable 76 runs for there team on just 55 balls by 5 sixes and 6 fours. misbah also made valuable 52 runs on 121 balls. Misbah’s inning is more important because he made a way to play 50 overs for team. and pakistan made 224 for 9 wickets in 50 overs and set target of 225 for west indies.
When West Indies comes to bat then they lose there 3 wickets on just 7 runs and then for some instance west indian batsman hold the momments but there resistance could not made opposition for afridi and afridi got wickets one by one. before the last over afridi have 5 wickets but in last over he got last two wickets of westindies and over all got career best figure for bowling 7 for 12 runs and also second best bowling figure in ODI’s ever in cricket history.
Over all it looks afridi’s day and afridi come back in game proves him a best pak side player and also push a slap on the people who opposes of afridi selection in odi team.