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‘We did no longer compile pitch as per thought’: Babar Azam hits out at PCB after loss to England | Cricket News

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The Rawalpindi pitch came below a mode of criticism after England piled up a world-document 506 runs on the opening day of the dear Take a look at.

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Pakistan skipper Babar Azam on Monday criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over the ‘slow’ Rawalpindi pitch after his team lost the dear Take a look at match in opposition to England.

England handed Pakistan a humiliating defeat because the dwelling aspect did no longer attain the target of 343 runs on the ideal day of the match. After the game, Babar disclosed that despite his team’s extensive input when it comes to the form of pitch they desired for the dear Take a look at, the PCB did no longer prepare the floor in conserving with their plans.

Babar stated he would no longer know the actual motive as to why the pitch modified into no longer ready in accordance to their thought, in conjunction with that it is probably going to be due to the the climate or since it modified into made that manner. The Rawalpindi pitch came below a mode of criticism after England piled up a world-document 506 runs on the opening day of the dear Take a look at. England at last accomplished the dear innings with 657 runs on the board, making yet any other document for scoring the very supreme-ever entire in opposition to Pakistan in a Take a look at match. 

“I gave a mode of inputs. We did no longer compile the pitch as per thought or within the manner we had anticipated. Our plans own been built on the idea that that we desired a turning notice. Nonetheless, whether it modified into due to the the climate or since it modified into made that manner, we did no longer compile as planned,” the Pakistan captain stated within the post-match press convention. 

Pakistan vs England

Batting first, England scored 657 runs courtesy of centuries from Zak Crawley (122), Ben Duckett (107), Ollie Pope (108), and Harry Brook (153). In response, Pakistan made 579 runs with the lend a hand of three a mode of from Abdullah Shafique (114), Imam-ul-Haq (121), and Babar Azam (136). In the 2nd innings, England declared at 264/7 with Zak Crawley, Joe Root, and Harry Brook every scoring a half of-century to their names. 

Pakistan then began the plug with 343 runs because the target. Imam-ul-Haq, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan, and Agha Salman contributed with ratings of 48, 40, 76, and 46 runs, respectively. Nonetheless, a grand bowling efficiency from Ollie Robinson and James Anderson bowled Pakistan out for 268 runs, with England winning the match by 74 runs. Robinson modified into named the player of the match for deciding on a entire of 5 wickets and for contributing with the bat. 

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