The Pakistan superstar quick endured a quiet start to life with Notts before taking a three-for in victory over table toppers Birmingham in the Outlaws’ most recent fixture. On that occasion, Shaheen struck early to remove Birmingham’s captain Moeen Ali and this time the left-arm quick snared Moeen’s England teammate, Jos Buttler.
Lancashire captain Liam Livingstone had opted to bat first on a sunny day at Trent Bridge but the Lancashire innings never really got going as they were bowled out for 145 with nine deliveries left spare in the innings.
Buttler and Phil Salt started quickly for the visitors but Lancashire’s momentum was stalled when off-spinner Matt Carter had Salt caught at cover on 12. Afridi then picked up a new ball wicket of his own, beating the England white-ball captain with a perfect yorker that honed in on his off-stump. Buttler had to depart for 23 as Lancashire’s star-studded line-up could only put 145 on the board. Shaheen finished with figures of 3-25 from three overs.
You can watch the Shaheen Afridi yorker to dismiss Jos Buttler below:
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