Babar Azam: England has defeated Pakistan by 75 runs in the Rawalpindi Test match. In this way, England has gone ahead 1-0 in the 3-Test series. Actually, the batsmen of both the teams scored easily on the pitch of Rawalpindi. At the same time, many veterans questioned the pitch of Rawalpindi. Also, the pitch of Rawalpindi was not told according to Test matches. Because of this, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Rameez Raja, was troubled a lot, but now Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam has given his statement on the pitch controversy.
‘What we had planned, what we wanted…’
Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam said that see, there was a lot of input… We did not get the pitch we wanted, what we had planned. He said that according to our plan, we could not work on the strategy. We were going on a little turning side, that was our plan. Pakistan’s captain further said that unfortunately due to the weather and due to little preparation, the wicket was not made. Significantly, the way England and Pakistan batsmen scored easily on the Rawalpindi wicket, after that many questions were raised on this pitch.
England beat Pakistan by 74 runs
On the other hand, talking about this match, Pakistan had to face defeat by 74 runs. In this way, the England team has gone ahead 1-0 in the 3-Test series. Pakistan needed 342 runs to win the match, but the hosts were bundled out for 268 runs. In this way Ben Stokes’ team won the match by 74 runs. However, after 22 years, England has won Test matches on Pakistan’s soil. Saud Shakeel scored the most runs in the second innings for Pakistan. He played an inning of 76 runs in 159 balls. At the same time, Imam-ul-Haq contributed 48 runs. While Mohammad Rizwan and Azhar Ali contributed 48 and 40 runs respectively.
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