In the last session of the last day of the Rawalpindi Test, England piled on Pakistan for 268 runs and thus won the first Test by 74 runs.
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Pakistan had to be embarrassed in its own house for the second time within five days. England He had already been thrashed by making a completely lifeless pitch against RR in Rawalpindi. Then, despite getting a winnable target on this pitch, Babar Azam’s team could not achieve success. England finally defeated Pakistan by 74 runs in the very last over of the last session of the match. Pakistani captain Babar was seen making excuses after the defeat and explained why his team lost.
In the Rawalpindi Test, England had set a target of 343 runs to win against Pakistan in the last innings. By the second session of the fifth day, the Pakistani team had scored 257 runs losing 5 wickets and was just 86 runs away. Then in the last session, England came back and took the remaining 5 wickets and won the match.
Defeat excuse number- 1
After the match, Babar Azam talked about the reasons for his team’s defeat and admitted that his team could not perform as expected. Babar also gave credit to England’s fast batting and believed that because of that they could not implement their plan properly. Babur said,
We tried to stick to the plan we had made, but when the opposite team is batting at 6-7 runs per over, it becomes difficult.
Defeat excuse number- 2
Babar also admitted that his team also had a golden chance to win. Even then why the Pakistani team could not win, the captain also told the reason for this. Babar said, in the second innings we had a golden chance to win this Test match but we kept losing wickets in every session…we had opportunities but we could not build a partnership.
Defeat excuse number- 3
Pakistan had given debut to 4 players in this match, in which three were bowlers. In this too, Haris Rauf was the only one who had a decent experience of international cricket. However, Rauf got injured in the first innings itself and could only bowl 14 overs. Babar also cited this as the reason and said, our bowling was very young and then Haris Rauf was also injured. We were also harmed by this.
blow before the second test
Haris Rauf’s injury has sprinkled salt on this defeat of Pakistan. The stormy pacer could not bowl much in this Test due to a thigh injury and now he is out of the second Test in Multan as well. This has increased the pressure on Babar Azam and his team even more.