Pakistan lost the first Test against England on Saturday despite having had the high ground in the match, primarily because of their batting disappointment in the second innings in Manchester.


  • Pakistan was bowled out for 169 in their second innings.
  • Yasir Shah’s 33 was Pakistan’s most noteworthy score as they set England 277 to win the first Test.
  • Batsmen ought to have exploited Pakistan’s first-innings lead: Shoaib Akhtar.

Previous quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar lashed out at Pakistan batsmen for letting the group down in their three-wicket against England in the first Test in Manchester on Saturday.

Pakistan was bowled out for 169 in their second innings which implied that England needed to pursue down 277 to dominate the game. The hosts crossed the end goal on Day 4 gratitude to a beautiful sixth-wicket association between Chris Woakes (84 not out) and Jos Buttler (75).

Akhtar accused the misfortune of the disappointment of Pakistani batsmen to underwrite after the group increased over a 100-run lead in the first innings over England. Shan Masood’s splendid 156 saw them present 326 in the wake of choosing on bat however they neglected to fire indeed with Yasir Shah’s brisk fire 33 being their most elevated score in the second innings.

“Pakistan got an opportunity to put a major objective however committed a similar error that they have been making since Partition. The batting let us down. We had a lead of bigger than 100 runs and batsmen ought to have benefited from it. Be that as it may, the batsmen neglected to line associations,” Akhtar said on his YouTube channel.

Akhtar additionally got out Babar Azam for his inability to satisfy hopes with the skilled right-gave scoring 69 and 5 runs in the match.

“Shan Masood was unfortunate, yet he had just had his impact. Asad Shafiq got run out, and it is again his deficiency. However, Babar Azam needs to think of something great since you can’t make a name this way. You may be a decent player, however you need to build up yourself as a match-victor,” Akhtar said.

Akhtar, who hold the records for bowling the quickest ball in global cricket, was likewise suspicious of Pakistan’s pacers and spinners as they neglected to confine the group despite decreasing England to 117 for 5 in the last innings.

All-rounder Woakes and wicketkeeper Butter sewed a 139-run remain to lead England’s recuperation and help the group pull off their sixth most noteworthy productive run pursue in Tests on home soil.

“When Chris Woakes came out to bat for what reason didn’t he pitch it short and hit on his head, causing him to feel awkward so chances would come. This is the absence of hatred,” Akhtar said.

news source: indiatoday

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