We can beat SA, says Afridi
Dashing all-rounder Shahid Afridi yesterday showed confidence that Pakistan can pull off a one-day series win despite the return of Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn in the South African squad for the last three matches.
Afridi starred with 3-26 to add to his 20-ball 26 in Pakistan’s comprehensive 66-run win in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday which levelled the five-match series at 1-1.
Pakistan spurned a golden opportunity to win the first match in Sharjah on Wednesday, going down by one run from a winning position. But Afridi, 33, said the way their bowlers were performing Pakistan can win the series.
“There is no doubt Amla and Steyn will strengthen South Africa but the way our bowlers are doing, I am sure we can beat South Africa,” Afridi said.