PAK vs ENG: In the year 2022, Pakistan got defeated in the second test series at their home. At the beginning of the year, Australia defeated the Babar Azam-led team 1-0 at their home. Now England have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. In the first match of the series which was played in Rawalpindi, England defeated Pakistan by 74 runs. After this, the visiting English team won the second match played in Multan by 26 runs and won the Test series in Pakistan after 22 years. After the defeat of Pakistan, the captain of the team, Babar Azam looked badly shaken.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam lashed out at his team after losing the second Test and three-match series to England. He admitted after the match that his players could not perform well as a unit. Babar said after the defeat in the Multan Test, “We got many chances to win but we could not capitalize on them as a team. We had chances today also but we could not take it till the finish. I think as a team we did not play well.
Is this an excuse or a reason for defeat
Babar Azam further said, “Many of our bowlers were not fit which cost us but that is no excuse. We didn’t play well as a team and we didn’t win.” Let us tell you that Pakistan’s leading fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been out of the team since the World Cup due to a knee injury. Another star fast bowler Haris Rauf also had to be ruled out during the first Test due to a hamstring strain. Young pacer Naseem Shah also missed the Multan Test due to a shoulder injury. However, debutant Abrar Ahmed bowled well but the batsmen failed to win the team.
That’s why this defeat was heavy…
This defeat of Pakistan became more heavy for him because with this he was also out of the race for the final of the World Test Championship. Pakistan has now slipped to sixth place in the points table after this defeat. Pakistan now has a winning percentage of 42.42 in 11 matches after 4 wins, 5 losses and two draws. At the same time, England is also almost out of this competition, but the team made a great comeback by winning 8 out of the last 9 matches and made a place in fifth place. England’s points in 21 matches are 44.44 with 9 wins, 8 losses and 4 draws. On the other hand, India on the fourth position 52.08, Sri Lanka 53.33 on the third, South Africa on the second with 60 winning percent are intact in the final race. Australia occupies the top with 75 percent.
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