Explosive batsman Shahid Afridi notched up a belligerent 42 ball ton to power his side Hampshire to an impressive against Derbyshire and help them seal at semifinal spot in the ongoing Natwest T20 blast.
'Boom Boom' was at his destructive best as he tonked ten boundaries and seven maximums in his power-packed century. Derbyshire skipper Gary Wilson after winning the toss elected to bowl first. The right-hander scored his first T20 hundred in 256 matches that came in 42 deliveries.
Epic. Incredible. Brutal. Sublime. Sizzling. Brilliant. BOOM BOOM! 💥 pic.twitter.com/auqII1cbsN— NatWest T20 Blast (@NatWestT20Blast) August 22, 2017
The Derbyshire skipper Gary Wilson after winning the toss elected to bowl first. Afridi's knock helped Hampshire register a mammoth 248 total. In reply Derbyshire were bowled out for a paltry 148 as Kyle Abbot and Liam Dawson ran through their batting lineup.
Afridi along with wicket-keeper batsman Calvin Dickinson scored 43 for the first wicket before Dickinson was out for 18 by Ben Cotton. The fall of wicket didn’t really effect Afridi’s scoring rate as he continued to hammer Derbyshire bowlers all around the park.
Brief Scores: Hampshire 249/8 in 20 overs (Shahid Afridi 101, James Vince 55; Matthew Critchley 3-32, Ben Cotton 2-40) beat Derbyshire 148 in 19.5 overs (Ben Cotton 30; Kyle Abbott 3-25, Liam Dawson 3-28) by 101 runs