Shahid Afridi hits 42-ball century in T20


MNA Sports Desk: Shahid Afridi’s breath-taking 42-ball century led Hampshire to a crushing 101-run victory over Derbyshire in the first T20 Blast quarter-final.

The Pakistan all-rounder smashed seven sixes in his 101 before holing out the ball after reaching his maiden Twenty20 hundred, reported news agency.

James Vince made 55 from 36 deliveries as Hampshire piled up 249-8 at Derby. Derbyshire came out swinging but were all out for 148, with Liam Dawson and Kyle Abbott taking three wickets each.

The 37-year-old’s hundred was the fastest in the 2017 T20 Blast, beating the 45-ball centuries made by Worcestershire’s Joe Clarke and Nottinghamshire’s Alex Hales.