Sarfaraz Ahmed Praises Bowlers, Team Management After A Superlative Win Over England
Pakistan defeated England by eight wickets to knock the hosts out of the Champions Trophy in an authoritative fashion at the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. The win was made possible by a combined bowling performance led by Hassan Ali and attractive knocks from openers Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman.
After choosing to bowl first, Pakistan bowled out England for a mere 211 in 49.5 overs. Hassan Ali (3/35) was the top performer with the ball. Junaid Khan (2/42) and Rumman Raees (2/44) along with leg spinner Shadab Khan were also in top form and contributed in pushing England to the corner.
Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was proud of his boys and praised the performance dished out by his bowling unit.
“Credit goes to the bowlers and then the batsmen finished really well. Rumman bowled very well today. We decided to adapt to conditions, we knew if we could restrict them to 250-60, we could chase it,” he said during the post-match conference.
The chase was smoothly carried out by opener Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman who added 118 for the first wicket, the highest in the Champions Trophy. Following the departure of the duo, Mohammad Hafeez and Babar Azam stayed till the end and finished off the job.
Speaking of the preparation before the game, Sarfaraz stated that a simple approach helped them achieve success after a poor start to the tournament.
“After the India game, the credit goes to the team management how they boosted us. Every game was a knockout game. Today as well they told us to not think about the match and just play the natural game. That helped us. Both teams are playing really well, all the best to them (India and Bangladesh). He is very energetic and he is bowling well. If he takes a wicket for us in the final that will help us for sure.”
Top Five Surprising Releases Ahead Of IPL 2020 Auction
All the eight IPL franchises came up with the list of retained and released players on November 15. While Royal Challenger Bangalore released as many as 12 players, Chennai Super Kings released five players from their roster. The franchises have more than a month left…
Afghanistan vs West Indies 3rd T20I: AFG vs WI Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Fantasy Cricket Tips
Riding on a rather surprising fifer from all-rounder Karim Janat, Afghanistan registered a comfortable 41-run win over West Indies in the second T20I to make the third T20I a must-watch. Kieron Pollard-led side had been the dominant force until yesterday West Indies won ODI series…