SHAHEEN Afridi admitted he was happy to end his T20 spell with Hampshire by making history.

The Pakistan paceman took four wickets in four balls as his six-wicket haul made sure Hampshire ended their horror T20 Blast campaign with victory over Middlesex.

Afridi demolished John Simpson, Stephen Finn, Thilan Walallawita and Tim Murtagh’s stumps in consecutive deliveries to blow away the visitors and seal a 20-run win for the hosts at the Ageas Bowl.

Having returned a disappointing one for 191 in his first six outings, he celebrated an incredible six for 19 – Hampshire’s best ever T20 bowling figures, and the county’s second format treble in their history.

It meant Hampshire ended a six-game losing spell, although it could not prevent them from finishing bottom of the group stage for the first time since 2007.

Afridi said: “I am really happy. Thank you to Allah for allowing me to perform.

“I didn’t take wickets (earlier in the tournament) but that wasn’t always in my hand. I tried my best but that is cricket.

“To be honest I just focused on each ball at a time and I was successful.

“Every time you take a wicket you are really happy.”

Having originally posted 141 for nine from their 20 overs, Felix Organ also picked up two for 21 to help the hosts defend their total

Skipper James Vince said: “It has been long overdue and Shaheen finished it brilliantly there.

“It doesn’t really make up for the last few weeks and the performances we put in but it is nice to end on some kind of a high.”