The Pakistan skipper led by example blasting 49 off only 19 balls with winners scoring a massive 201 for five after opting to bat. Afridi then bowled his superfast leg-breaks to grab 2/27 in four overs to restrict Bangladesh to 146 for six in their stipulated 20 overs on a batting friendly Eden Gardens track.

He deservingly got 'Man of the Match' award and also the victory was a sweet revenge for Pakistan, who were ousted from Asia Cup by Mashrafe Mortaza's men only a couple of weeks back.

Afridi very rarely plays rampaging innnings these days but today afternoon, he did show why he is known as 'Boom boom' as balls disappeared thick and fast into stands. He hit four sixes apart from equal number of boundaries and his innings was the difference between 150 and 200.

Before Afridi's carnage, Ahmed Shehzad (52 from 39 balls; 8x4) and Mohammad Hafeez (64 from 42b; 7x4, 2x6) had laid the foundation with a 95-run partnership from 68 balls. Afridi got the perfect platform as he took just one single to settle down before smashing Mortaza for consecutive boundaries and a six.

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