File picture of Pakistan skipper Babar Azam© AFP
England crushed Pakistan’s hopes of lifting their second T20 World Cup trophy on Sunday, as they defeated them by 5 wickets within the ultimate. Put to bat first, the Babar Azam-led aspect was restricted to 137/8 in 20 overs as Sam Curran scalped three wickets for England. In reply, Pakistan confirmed some intent with Shaheen Afridi offering the early wicket of Alex Hales. However the pacer’s damage, in the course of the sixteenth over, performed an enormous position in altering the course of the sport. Many consultants criticised Babar’s determination of giving the remaining 5 ball of the over to Iftikhar Ahmed as Ben Stokes smashed a 4 and a six to convey the momentum again to England’s favour. Former Pakistan batter Salman Butt acknowledged that Babar ought to have introduced Mohammad Nawaz rather than Iftikhar, to bowl the remaining over of Shaheen.
“Shaheen was bowling fantastically and had taken a wicket. I ponder why wasn’t he given the fifth over to bowl? The time when he was actually deadly and the ball was additionally swinging properly, then why did not Babar went with Shaheen and introduced Naseem Shah in. Later when England have been in a stress scenario, Ben Stokes was taking part in a cautious knock and he brilliantly escaped Shadab Khan’s spell. However when Shaheen got here to bowl his comeback over and he couldn’t full it as a result of his damage, Babar introduced in Iftikhar Ahmed to finish his over when Ben Stokes was on the crease. Everyone seems to be simply bothered about matchups lately. Mohammad Nawaz is Pakistan’s primary bowler, however Babar did not convey him on,” stated Salman Butt on his YouTube channel.
“Does he solely bowl to right-handers in the course of the PSL, or is he known as a left-arm spin solely to right-handers? They need to add that description to the bowling column if that’s the case. They [Pakistan] are creating extra limitations for their very own gamers by telling them that they can not bowl to left-handers. I believe Pakistan have been tactically behind within the sport and Babar ought to have proven some bravery,” he added.
Coming to the ultimate conflict, Pakistan misplaced to England by 5 wickets on Sunday on the Melbourne Cricket Floor. For England, Sam Curran took three wickets whereas Adil Rashid and Chris Jordan took two wickets every, as they restricted Pakistan at 137/8. For Pakistan, Shan Masood top-scored with 38 runs whereas Babar Azam additionally scored 32 runs.
Chasing 139, England confronted a early blow with Shaheen Afridi dismissing Alex Hales within the 1st over. Later, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali anchored the innings and took the Three Lions throughout the road with one to spare and 5 wickets in hand.
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