Shahid Afridi shines as Hampshire down Kent
All rounder Shahid Afridi helped his team register a win against Kent on Thursday as the leg spinner took three wickets and played a quick fire 21 runs knock in the South group match at the Rose Bowl.
Batting first Hampshire score 158/8 in their full quota of 20 overs. Michael Carberry was the top scorer with 54 runs off 53 balls which included 5 fours and a six. Sammy scored 27 runs while Shahid Afridi contributed 21 runs.
In reply the Kent side got off to a great start with a 75 runs stand between Daniel Bell and Joe Denly but after that the team lost their way and lost wickets in quick succession. The team were bowled out in the 20th over at 149 and hence resulted in Hampshire winning the match by 9 runs. Afridi took three wickets while Sammy and Berg took two wickets each.
Due to an impressive show with both bat and ball Pakistan all rounder Shahid Afridi was declared man of the match.