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Shahid Afridi scores 42 ball fastest century of Natwest T20 blast and takes Hampshire into semifinal

Pakistan’s star all-rounder Shahid Afridi shot 101 in just 43 balls to move Hampshire’s 101-run triumph at Derbyshire in the Twenty20 Blast quarter-finals on Tuesday.All-rounder Afridi hit seven sixes and 10 fours to control Hampshire to 249 for eight, their most astounding T20 score. It was also the fastest century in T20 Natwest blast.

Hampshire elevated Afridi to opener against the district he played for in 2003 and he cleared and drove four limits from Wayne Madsen’s first finished before Calvin Dickinson took two fours from Hardus Viljoen.

Afridi’s past high score in the opposition this season was 18 however he pulled Ben Cotton for six preceding driving him over the highest point of the three-story media focus. He achieved his fifty off just 20 balls with a best edged six.

It demonstrated costly as Afridi dispatched Matt Critchley and Tahir for two more sixes on his way to a rankling hundred preceding he top-edged another enormous force and was gotten at long-leg.

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