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PICS: Sania watches as husband Malik thumps Scot bowlers

By Rediff Cricket
November 08, 2021 11:48 IST
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Sania Mirza cheers as husband Shoaib Malik completes a record-equalling half-ton

IMAGE: Sania Mirza cheers as husband Shoaib Malik completes a record-equalling half-ton against Scotland on Sunday. Photographs: Twitter

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was spotted at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium cheering on her husband, Pakistan’s veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik during their T20 World Cup Super 12 match against Scotland on Sunday.

 

With Sania present in the stands, Malik lit up Sharjah with a stunning display of power-hitting, scoring 54 off just 18 deliveries to propel Pakistan to a match-winning target of 189 for 4.

Scotland barely put up a fight and fell 72 runs short, allowing Pakistan to record their 5th win from 5 matches in the Super 12s.

Sania Mirza watches from the stands 

Sania watched as Malik equalled Indian opener KL Rahul's record of fastest 50 in the ongoing T20 World Cup . Rahul had scored 50 in 18 balls on Friday as India chased down 86 in 6.3 overs against Scotland.

Malik was named ‘Player of the Match’ for his smashing half-ton.

‘I dedicate today's "Man of the match" to all team members of Pakistan squad, come on guys we can do this, inshAllah! #5of5 #Cricket #Pakistan,’ he tweeted.

With this win, Pakistan topped the Group 2 of the Super 12 stage and will now lock horns with Australia in the semi-finals on Thursday.    

  

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