Pakistan cricket team faced a thrilling defeat by West Indies who played like a warrior and snatched the win from the visitors.
No one expected the way Pakistani players were playing, that they would lose this match where the bowlers played an important role in making this test match an intense one.
On the other hand, West Indies batsmen didn’t lose any kind of hope and managed to defeat Pakistan. From the first innings, West Indies showcased their dominancy not only through their batting skills but also overall that they were ready to demolish Greens.
No matter how fast and brilliantly Pakistani bowlers bowled. West Indies were able to stand tall against Pakistani pacers and scored runs.
Nail Biting Win By West Indies Against Pakistan
Pakistani team in the first innings got imbalanced when their top orders were bowled out and West Indies secured a stronghold over Pakistan.
Even the senior player Azhar Ali only managed to score 17 runs in 79 balls, on the other hand, the skipper also scored 30 runs which made the whole scenario even worse.
Fawad Alam tried to balance the situation and only player from Pakistan to score a half-century in the first innings. No one was able to keep a long partnership and in 217 runs Pakistani players couldn’t survive West Indies pace.
Pakistani bowler Muhammed Abbas bowed two top orders on duck, but the skipper stayed to give hope to his side and scored 97 runs. To give him good support Jason Holder also managed to score 58 runs and Pakistan bowled them out in 253 runs.
Pakistani fans hoped that their players will do much better in the second innings, but batsmen did the same. In the second innings, Pakistan did the same, but this time skipper scored the fifty and others couldn’t even manage to reach above 30 and bowled out in 203.
Pakistan in total gave 168 runs target to the West Indies side. To conquer in West Indies, Pakistani bowlers did their best to stop the “Kaali Andhi”, but Jermaine Blackwood scored 55 runs and, in the ending, Kemar Roach being not out led his side to the winning stage.
Pakistani bowlers dismantled West Indies batsman, Shaheen Afridi, and Faheem Ashraf took the whole show, but their destiny wasn’t meant to win the match. Overall Pakistan bowlers played amazingly compare to the batsmen.
Pakistan needs to focus and win every test match series. Because every test series is part of the World Test Championship. Pakistan only managed to stay at the top of the Test ranking under Misbah-ul-Haq captaincy where they dominated against every competitor.
Pakistan Captain “Babar Azam” Left To Wonder What-If
Pakistani skipper Babar Azam recently talked to the media after the first loss of a test match against the West Indies.
“The way this match panned out – you could see the momentum kept swaying from one side to the other. We tried to give it our 100%. Our boys put in the effort, our bowlers and fielders put in the effort.
But in the final session the one or two chances that came our way in the form of catches – had we availed of those, the result of the match could have been different.”
Pakistan needs to work on the loopholes to overcome their dark nightmare, where they lose a match, which they should have won it easily but due to lack of miss fields and drop catches cost Pakistan a big loss.
Now, it all depends on the final test, will Pakistani batsmen showcase their true class or West Indies whitewash the visitors?
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