Following his side’s five-wicket misfortune to Britain in the ICC T20 World Cup last, Pakistan captain Babar Azam said that his side fell 20 runs low and speed lead Shaheen Afridi’s physical issue “put them off”.Asian News InternationalUpdated: November 13, 2022, 07:57 PM ISTRead Time:2 min
T20 World Cup – “Shaheen Afridi’s Physical issue Put Us Off”: Babar Azam After Misfortune To Britain In Last Shaheen Shah Afridi (C) strolls off the field after an injury during the T20 World Cup 2022 final.© AFP
Following his side’s five-wicket misfortune to Britain in the ICC T20 World Cup last, Pakistan captain Babar Azam said that his side fell 20 runs low and speed lead Shaheen Afridi’s physical issue “put them off”. Top exhibitions from Sam Curran and Ben Stirs up controlled Britain to their second ICC T20 World Cup title after 2010, as they crushed Pakistan by five wickets in a grasping low-scoring last at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday.
We felt at home here and got extraordinary help in each setting. Gratitude for your help. Indeed, we lost the initial two games yet the way in which we came in the last four games was unimaginable,” expressed Azam in the post-match show.
“I just told the young men to play our regular game”, however, we fell 20 runs low and the young men battled well with the ball. Our bowling is quite possibly the best assault on the planet. Sadly, Shaheen’s physical issue put us off, however that is important for the game,” Azam added about the match.
Shaheen Afridi apparently harmed his knee subsequent to taking Harry Creek’s catch in the thirteenth over. He returned and attempted to bowl, yet couldn’t proceed. He could bowl for just 2.1 overs out of his four overs.
Shan Masood (38) and captain Babar Azam (32) scored the greater part of their side’s runs. Sam Curran (3/12) was the main bowler for Britain in the last. Spinner Adil Rashid (2/22) and pacer Chris Jordan (2/27) additionally got a few urgent wickets. Ben Stirs up got one wicket.
In any case, a 48-run stand between Ben Stirs up (52 not out off 49 balls with five fours and a six) and Moeen Ali (19 off 13 balls) swung the game in support of Britain and they brought home their subsequent championship, their first starting around 2010.
Haris Rauf (2/23) was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan. Shaheen, Wasim, and Shadab picked one each. Curran secured the ‘Man of the Counterpart’ for his game-dominating spell in the last. Brief score: Pakistan: 137/8 (Shan Masood 38, Babar Azam 32; Sam Curran 3-12) versus Britain: 138/5 (Ben Stirs up 52 not out, Jos Buttler 26, Haris Rauf 2/23).