Afridi stars in Hampshire’s win against Kent


Exceptional bowling from Shahid Afridi kick-started the Hampshire’s seventh successive Natwest T20 Blast campaign. Afridi’s of 3 for 33, including the key wicket of Daniel Bell-Drummond, and a rapid 21 helped his new county to a nine-run victory over Kent.

Pakistan’s star all-rounder ended up with figures of 3 for 33 including the key scalp of Daniel Bell-Drummond to defeat Kent by a nine-run margin.

Earlier, in the first innings, Afridi came in after the fourth wicket fell to help a struggling Hampshire batting line reach a respectable total of 158 for 8 by adding 21 off 14 balls which included two boundaries.