“A Lot Of Ravindra Jadeja”: Watch Shaheen Afridi Bowl Left-Arm Spin In Nets, Video Goes Viral

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After the first Test against Australia ended in a draw in Rawalpindi, Pakistan are gearing up for the second Test at the National Stadium in Karachi. Ahead of the second Test, Pakistan players were seen sweating it out in the nets. In a viral video, Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi was seen bowling left-arm spin during one of the net sessions in Karachi. Afridi’s bowling action reminded many of India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Meanwhile, the batter who was facing him tried to scoop Shaheen’s delivery over the leg side but ended up missing it.

Watch the Pakistan star Shaheen Afridi bowl spin:

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The first Test ended in a high-scoring draw as bowlers from both the teams, except Pakistan’s Nauman Ali, failed to trouble the opposition batters much.

Imam-ul-Haq scored centuries in both the innings as Pakistan scored 476 for 4 declared and 252/0 in the first and second innings, respectively.

Apart from Imam, Azhar Ali scored a marathon 185 in the first innings while Abdullah Shafique scored his maiden Test ton in the second innings (136 not out).

In the bowling department, Nauman returned with figures of six for 107 while Shaheen also took two wickets.

For Australia, Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne played impressive knocks but failed to reach triple figures.

Notably, the Australian cricket team is touring Pakistan for the first time in 24 years.

The last time Australia played a Test series in Pakistan, they ended up winning the three-match series 1-0 under the leadership of Mark Taylor in 1998.

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While the second Test starts in Karachi on Saturday, the third and final Test is scheduled to be held in Lahore from March 21-25.

Both teams will also play three ODIs and a one-off T20I after the conclusion of the Test series.

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Pakistan vs Australia: Shaheen Shah Afridi Gives Mitchell Starc A Taste Of His Own Medicine With Lethal Delivery. Watch

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PAK vs AUS: Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissed Mitchell Starc with a brute of a yorker.© AFP

Be it Test cricket or any other format, Mitchell Starc is one of the best exponents of bowling yorkers and cleaning up the tail. On Day 5 of the ongoing 1st Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi, the Australian pacer, however, got a taste of his own medicine. Starc was on the receiving end of a lethal yorker bowled by Shaheen Shah Afridi and had no answers to it. The Pakistan left-arm pacer did to Starc what the Australian has done to numerous others as he went wide of the crease to angle the ball in, getting it to reverse a bit.

Starc missed the ball completely and it thudded into the pads. The umpire took no time to raise his finger but the Australian decided to review it, more in hope than anything else.

Watch Shaheen Afridi’s lethal yorker to dismiss Mitchell Starc:

Pakistan didn’t take too long to wrap up Australia’s first innings on Day 5 morning.

Australia added just 10 more runs to their overnight score before being packed off. Nauman Ali was the wrecker-in-chief for Pakistan, taking six wickets, including two on Day 5.

Shaheen Afridi took two while Naseem Shah and Sajid Khan chipped in with one wicket apiece.

With Australia bowled out for 459, the hosts took a 17-run first innings lead, but it probably will matter little, with the match headed for a draw.

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In their second innings, Pakistan made a solid start with Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique keeping the Australians at bay.

At the time of writing this, Pakistan were 66 for no loss, leading by 83 runs.

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