Though Babar Azam is considered the talismanic batter of the Pakistani facet throughout all codecs, the Pakistan captain did not obtain a hero’s reception when he failed to fireplace for the Asian giants within the 2nd Take a look at match in opposition to Ben Stokes-led England. Main the batting cost of the Pakistani facet within the 2nd Take a look at, skipper Babar performed a gritty knock of 75 off 95 balls in Pakistan’s first essay on the Multan Cricket Stadium.
Whereas many anticipated Babar to proceed his free-scoring run within the 2nd innings, the in-form batter showcased a uncommon batting failure as Babar was eliminated for reasonable by England’s Ollie Robinson. Babar was merely outfoxed by the England pace service provider earlier than the top of the nineteenth over. Babar was mercilessly trolled by Pakistani followers after the ace cricketer perished for a mediocre particular person rating within the 2nd innings.
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Taking an purpose at Babar, Pakistani followers castigated the premier batter with ‘Zimbabar’ chants on the stadium. Babar, who has been Pakistan’s go-to batter throughout all codecs, solely managed to attain 1 off 10 balls as Pakistan misplaced its second wicket for a rating of 67 in 18/5 overs. Babar-led Pakistan ended up posting 198-4 in 64 overs at stumps Day 3.
Opener Abdullah Shafique scored 45 off 94 balls whereas Saud Shakeel (54* off 123 balls) and Imam-ul-Haq (60 off 104 balls) staged Pakistan’s fightback within the 2nd innings. Pakistan wanted 157 runs to win the 2nd Take a look at when the play resumed on Day 4 at Multan. Speaking extra about Pakistan’s assembly with England within the 2nd Take a look at, Stokes-led England have been bowled out for 275 in its 2nd innings at Multan.
Earlier, England demolished Pakistan for 202 in 62.5 overs after posting 281 in its 1st innings at Multan. Touring the Asian nation for the primary time in 17 years, the guests had hammered Babar-led Pakistan within the 1st Take a look at by 74 runs on the Rawalpindi Stadium. The guests can take an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-match sequence with a win over Pakistan at Multan.
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