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“Did not Get The Pitch I Wished”: Babar Azam On Pakistan’s Defeat To England In 1st Check | Cricket Information

Babar Azam wasn’t proud of Rawalpindi pitch© AFP

The Rawalpindi wicket, used for the primary Check between Pakistan and England, has been subjected to loads of criticism for the reason that first day. Seeing England muster over 500 runs on the opening day itself, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) acquired loads of criticism for the best way they ready the wicket. After the collection opener resulted in Pakistan’s defeat, even skipper Babar Azam admitted being sad with the pitch as he did not get the type of wicket that he needed within the match.

Runs flowed from the bats of each the groups for all 5 days because the Rawalpindi pitch continued to supply little to no assist to bowlers.

“Sure my enter was there within the preparation of the pitch and we made it clear what we needed however we did not get that due to the climate or no matter cause. However we needed a observe with some flip for the spinners,” Babar advised a post-match convention on Monday.

Babar additionally did not shrink back from praising England for the style by which they batted all through the match.

“We have been anticipating they’d proceed to play like that towards us. I believe it turns into tough for a captain when your bowlers are usually not hitting the suitable areas and runs are being scored either side of the wicket. However full credit score to them the best way they batted in each innings,” he stated.

“It’s by no means straightforward to comeback after the opposition scores 500 on the primary day however I believed we batted properly and got here near their complete however within the second innings our batters did not reside as much as the accountability,” he stated.

Ultimately, the Pakistan captain was absolutely disillusioned to see a match-winning alternative slip by.

“I believed we have been very a lot within the match until after lunch right now to win the match sadly we misplaced back-to-back wickets and that did not assist. However Anderson and Robinson bowled outstandingly properly,” he stated.

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