Shaheen Afridi Equals to the Record of Wasim Akram to Achieve New Milestone

Shaheen Shah Afridi, Pakistan's left-arm-pacer, reached a personal landmark of taking 50 test wickets as he took 4 wickets to Zimbabwe at his first innings.

A 21-year-old bowler, who also took his 50th Wicket at age 21 and in his 16th test, won the feat in the 16th Test match. The former captain, Wasim Akram, was also on record.

His fast bowler Hasan Ali, who has since returned to the national team in a rich vein of form, had his ability to provide Shaheen with his support. In the first few innings, Hasan also took four wickets, taking a total of 43 Test Wickets in just 11 Test Matches.

After the play ended yesterday, Hasan was very congratulated for Shaheen and he believes they work together extremely well.

"I feel mine and the pairing of Shaheen is strong and we're doing well, Hasan said. We bowled together before, but after my injury return we are now doing a good job and enjoying ourselves, and it's always good to have a mix of right and left."

Zimbabwe's batting lineup was ruptured with Shaheen and Hasan, which each took four scalps and limited Zimbabwe to 176. The openers from Pakistan, Abid Ali, and Imran Butt set up a hundred-stroke run stand on an opening day and finished 103/0 the day.
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