25-year-old Babar scored 69 and 5 points after Pakistan lost to England in the first test of a three-match series. It averaged 44.74 points on 27 tests.
Afridi said Babar has to score big
Babar is number one in the Twenty20s and third in the International on the 1st, but Afridi, who retired from Pakistan in 2017, says he has more work to do in the longer match format. If you want to be like, Steve Smith from Australia or AB de Villiers from South Africa, you have to change your 50s to hundreds,” he added, 40.
Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi
The young pace duo of Naseem Shah (age 17) and Shaheen Afridi (age 20) impressed tourists in the thrilling first test, but Afridi warns that it is too early to compare with Pakistani masters Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. We have high expectations for Naseem and Shaheen,” Afridi said.
They are young, energetic and talented, but to be like Wasim and Waqar, we have to be consistent in the match and we have to win the match.
They’re under pressure, they play the game and give it 100%. Pakistan captain Azhar Ali is being criticized after failing to score one inning against England in the first time and scoring 18 in two innings.
In his post-match interview, Azhar admitted to match special that he was “too late to pick up the beast” in the host’s run chase. Afridi says Azhar should first improve his display with a bat to help his side level in Southampton’s Ageas Bowl.
When looking at Azhar’s performance, performance wasn’t very consistent,” Afridi added. If a team loses, the captain is criticized. It will always be there. But his performance is very important. As a captain, he is the base he is.
- Afridi scored 11,196 international goals and won 541 wickets in all three game formats.
- He expects Pakistan to react strongly to the “world class England team” in the second test.
- “I am sure Pakistan will always come back very well,” he said.
- “Our team is very good. We have experienced management and players, good hitters and players.”
England’s Bowler took the lead
James Anderson claimed two wickets each by Stuart Broad, Chris Wakes and Sam Curran with Pakistan ending 126-5 and a 45.4 over. Abid Ali fell twice to 60 points and Pakistan took a good spot with 78-1. However, after a long rain, the host took 3-18 reps over an hour to take advantage of the humid conditions suitable for seam bowling.
Rain forcibly stopped the player again at 17:00 BST and couldn’t come back due to bad lighting. More stormy weather is expected for the remainder of the match, but if conditions remain the same, both sides can be sure of victory.
Pakistan has a bowling attack that allows them to take advantage of the conditions as easily as England did, and they will be looking for star batter Babar Azam to increase their score on day 2. He ended undefeated on the 25th.
The victory at Southampton after a fabulous victory at Old Trafford in the Emirates last week will lead England to beat Pakistan in 10 years to win their first series. Eventually the UK will be happy with their day.
They will now try to control the game from the front rather than launching an unexpected comeback like they did in Manchester. Pakistan chose to hit the ball, but the harsh conditions helped England find movement in the air and off the pitch.
Anderson and Broad threw a great opening spell, which should have given Anderson a bigger reward than Shan Masoud’s turnstile in the 3 over. Both beat the bat on a regular basis, and Dom Sibley dropped a comfortable catch for Broad on the third slip when Abid was in one.
The second slip Rory Burns soon had an easier opportunity and missing that opportunity could easily frustrate Baller. Instead, they came out after a halt and were rewarded for good bowling with the defenders.
Burns went on when Curran (preferred over face bowler Jofra Archer) found Abid’s edge and Sibley lowered it by one point when Asad Shafiq scratched Broad.
Anderson reminds himself of his strength
After a difficult match at Old Trafford-he returned a game figure of 1-97-Anderson only needed 8 balls to double his wicket count in the series. At 38, he was trapped in lbw with Inswinger in the second over, Masood, the Pakistani centurion in the first test.
Anderson was frustrated this week with speculation that he would be able to retire after some observers suggested that England’s record-breaking Wickettaker’s powers began to weaken. Southampton’s early sign is that he’s looking for a groove.
He’s found more swings this summer than many have, perhaps helped by conditions and his pace was consistently around 85 mph. When Pakistan entered a promising position, it was Anderson who scratched Azhar’s third slip as captain Azhar Ali shared 72 with Abid.
Anderson’s two turnstiles take him within 8 minutes of becoming the first fast baller to score 600 points on the test. Pakistan will be staggered in the position Avid and Azhar have won.
Abid’s innings was straight, and most of his goals were scored with three-man or thin legs. Azhar also didn’t do his best, but he had a promising signal at 85 ball 20. Fawad Alam recalled after 11 years on behalf of the all-around player Shadab Khan and lasted just four balls before being trapped in lbw to catch a duck by the Woakes.
Tourists would have been grateful when they didn’t resume play at a late hour when they could easily lose more turnstiles in the dark. They still have Babar and you’ll find their fast bowlers are capable of causing England’s batting problems. It’s batting order without Ben Stokes.
England bowler Sam Curran at the Test Match Special:
It was a big responsibility for us to put pressure on them, but we bowled really well and 120-5 was good for us. The most important thing when we get started is to make sure we’re making money first.
Babar is probably their big player, so we’re going to try to get him to get that first time to an advantage and then get some big scores. Will. Former England hitter and batting coach Mark Ramprakash at TMS said at TMS:
If this composition is dry and becomes a fairly hitter-friendly England, you will lack an edge of 90 mph. Jofra Archer and Mark Wood are fit and ready to go lost.
England’s record-breaking wicket taker James Anderson
The versatile Sam Curran gets goosebumps playing alongside England’s record-breaking wicket taker James Anderson. Anderson moved to 592 test wickets by 2-35 on the first day of their second test as Britain beat Pakistan by 126-5.
Anderson denied speculation that he could retire after returning a match figure of 1-97 in the first test and explained that the offer was unfair. 22-year-old Curran said he, 38, “prove everyone was wrong” in his performance at the Ageas Bowl.
Bowler ranks England in first place against Pakistan
It was pretty amazing that people were talking about it,” Curran said. “His number and turnstile summarize him. Anderson, playing the 155th Test, needs 8 wickets to become the first fast bowler to score 600 points on the Tests.
He trapped Shan Masood lbw by a third, and captain Azhar Ali was caught in the 2nd slip of 20, breaking 72 points in the 2nd place. He’s definitely England’s best bowler and lead wicket taker,” Curran said. He’s really a world-class pitcher. It’s pretty amazing to try and keep learning from him.
It could be a game where he gets 600. Curran, favored over Southampton’s Jopra Archer, after overlooking a third-weeket win at the Emirates Old Trafford, eliminated 60 opener Avid Ali with 1-23 numbers in 10 overs.
His wicket was one of three in the second half of the match that saw Pakistan slide from 102-2 to 120-5 after winning the toss, but Babar Azam remains undefeated at 25.
Finishing the 126-5 is a big deal for us,” Curran said. “It was a great comeback. Everyone was good at bowling. Babar is their big player, so we’re going to try to catch him. We’re going to take advantage of the first time and try the big run.