On Day 4 of the ongoing third Test between Pakistan and Australia at the Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore saw the rivalry between Shaheen Afridi and David Warner continue, with the latter scoring a fine half-century before the Pakistan fast bowler sent his off-stump for a cartwheel with a brilliant delivery. The rivalry was only limited to the cricket field, as Afridi shook Warner’s hand and the two exchanged a laugh before the batter walked off after scoring 51 off 91 deliveries in Australia’s second essay.
In the 29th over of the innings, off-stump of David Warner was sent for a cartwheel by Shaheen Afridi. The ball swung and it nipped back to crash into the stumps of the left-handed batter. After the dismissal, Afridi celebrated in his signature style with his arms up. David Warner and Shaheen Afridi engaged in a friendly chat after the dismissal and the southpaw pacer shook Warner’s hands.
On Day 3 of the Test, Warner and Shaheen’s image went viral as the duo engaged in friendly banter on the final ball of the day. Shaheen had bowled a short one, and Warner defended it comfortably to see the ball land right under his feet.
Shaheen Afridi walked up to David Warner and both of them had a short stare-off before they both broke it off giggling. Here is the video of the dismissal:
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In the ongoing third Test, Australia set Pakistan a target of 351. Usman Khawaja played an unbeaten knock of 104 runs. David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne also chipped in with knocks of 51 and 36.
Earlier in the first innings, Pakistan was bowled out for 268 after Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc took nine wickets among themselves. The three-match series stands level at 0-0 and the decider is being played at the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore.