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Pakistan Super League 2023

Watch: Fazalhaq Farooqi bowls sizzling away-seamer to beat Martin Guptill defensive shot for golden duck

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Watch: Fazalhaq Farooqi got Islamabad United’s defence of 220 off to the perfect start, bowling Martin Guptill for a golden duck despite the New Zealand opener trying to defend.

Islamabad United had put up an imposing total thanks to a stunning assault from Azam Khan, but still needed to bowl well to ensure victory. Farooqi put them well on the way, taking a valuable scalp with a peach in the opening over.

Farooqi, an Afghanistan quick, conceded two twos off his first two balls to Jason Roy before a single on the fourth ball got the England man off-strike. His first delivery to Guptill was right on the money, angled across the right-hander, hitting the pitch and zipping away.


Guptill attempted to block out the delivery, but such was its quality that he was left groping at thin air, the ball clipping the off-stump to send the bails flying. Guptill could only nod in acknowledgement at how thoroughly he had been bested before beginning his walk off.

Watch the Fazalhaq Farooqi beauty to Guptill below:

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