Unstoppable Shahid Afridi says he had license to fire vs Bangladesh

Shahid Afridi became the joint-second fastest to an ODI fifty when he reached the milestone off 18 deliveries against Bangladesh. His onslaught helped Pakistan chase down 327 runs.

updated: March 05, 2014 13:43 IST
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Mirpur: His blistering 25-ball 59 helped Pakistan beat Bangladesh by three wickets and reach the finals of the Asia Cup and Shahid Afridi today said he was always confident of scoring the required runs as the situation gave him the license to play shots.

Afridi blasted seven sixes and two fours to turn the game on its head after Pakistan were 225-5 in 41.2 overs, chasing Bangladesh's record score of 326. (Related: Match highlights | Match pics | Match scorecard)

"I tried my level best to perform well. Misbah has great support and it's my type of situation and I had the licence. I was confident that 10, 10.5 an over was possibly so I took a chance," Afridi, who was adjudged Man of the Match, said.

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