Babar Azam displays on Galle defeat

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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, second Test at Colombo, Jul 24-28, 2022,
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Mohammad Babar Azam

Published on: Jul 29, 2022

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Pakistan captain Babar Azam has lamented the crew’s batting cave in in the second one innings of the Galle Test on Thursday (July 28), which value them the tournament. Chasing an unbelievable 508, Pakistan have been neatly positioned to attract the Test at 176 for two. However, Mohammad Rizwan’s dismissal for 37 prompted a batting cave in, which noticed them getting all out for 261. The 246-run defeat intended Pakistan needed to accept a 1-1 draw within the two-match collection.

Azam top-scored for the crew with 81 from 146 balls. However, he used to be the 6th Pakistan wicket to fall with the ranking at 205. Yasir Shah made 27 from 25, however the guests slipped to defeat fairly impulsively as Prabath Jayasuriya claimed 5 for 117 and Ramesh Mendis ended with figures of four for 101.

Speaking after the defeat, Azam admitted, “The decrease order falling cost effectively used to be disappointing. Credit to Jayasuriya for a way he bowled, he used to be remarkable. He used to be affected person; in Test cricket, you want endurance. He’s a constant bowler. He plugs away at a period and sticks to it. Even if he will get hit for a boundary, he does not deviate from his period. As a batting unit, you want endurance too, and we have been rather missing in that division. And that is going for our decrease order as neatly.”

After in a single day batter Imam-ul-Haq fell early within the day, the unswerving pair of Azam and Rizwan added 79. However, as soon as the stand used to be damaged, Sri Lanka received regulate of complaints.

Asked whether or not the skin modified nature all over the process the day, the Pakistan captain answered, “Early morning, the pitch wasn’t doing a lot. But after somewhat of rain, the spinners started to get somewhat of assist which resulted in a couple of of our wickets falling early. We did not strike up a partnership like we had to, and every time back-to-back wickets fall, you inevitably really feel the force.”

Jayasuriya trapped Azam lbw for 81 and with him Pakistan’s faint hopes of saving the Test disappeared. From 176 for two within the 54th over, their innings ended on 261 in 77 overs. Praising Sri Lanka’s bowlers, Azam mentioned, “When you might have chased giant rankings previously, you get self belief. We introduced that self belief into this chase. We had trust lets do it, however Sri Lanka got here neatly ready and bowled in step with their plans. As a batting unit, we have been rather unfortunate as a result of there have been various cushy dismissals.”

Dhananjaya de Silva used to be named Player of the Match for his spectacular all-round display whilst Prabath Jayasuriya used to be named Player of the Series for 17 wickets.

–By A Cricket Correspondent

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