Shaheen Afridi gets best match figures for a Pakistan quick since 2006

Pakistan bowlers with ten-wicket hauls in the West Indies
August 25, 2021

1 Previous instances in which a team has won a Test after losing three wickets for two runs or less in the first innings of a match. Incidentally, the last instance was also by Pakistan, which came against India in Karachi, 2006.

7 Consecutive Test series without a defeat for Pakistan against West Indies. In fact, they haven't lost a multi-match bilateral series in any format against them since 2000, having played 20 such series in the period.

10 for 94 Shaheen Afridi's match figures at Sabina Park. These are the best bowling figures by a Pakistan fast bowler since Mohammad Asif took 11 for 71 against Sri Lanka in Kandy in April 2006. Mohammad Abbas and Hasan Ali are the only other Pakistan quicks to have taken ten wickets in a Test during this period.

2 Fast bowlers younger than Afridi to take a ten-wicket Test match haul in the 21st century are Irfan Pathan and Kagiso Rabada. While Pathan took ten wickets against Bangladesh in Dhaka, Rabada achieved the feat against England in Centurion. Afridi is the fourth-youngest quick bowler from Pakistan to this feat. Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Mohammad Zahid are the ones who got there before him.

18 Wickets taken by Afridi in the series are the joint second-most in a two-match Test series for Pakistan, and also the joint third-most by any fast bowler in a two-match series. Abbas was the second-highest wicket-taker for Pakistan with six wickets. Afridi is also the first visiting bowler with a ten-wicket match haul in Tests in the West Indies since Ishant Sharma in 2011.

66 Wickets taken by pace bowlers in the series, which is the second-highest for a two-Test series. The only series that had more wickets to fast bowlers was when India toured New Zealand in 2013-14 and 67 wickets fell to quicks, with spinners taking four in all.

6.43 Pakistan's run rate in the second innings of this Test. This is the third-highest run rate for any team in Tests with a minimum team score of 175.

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