Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is a relieved man after the finally getting a win in the T20 World Cup but he said that the batters could have done much better while chasing to a small total against the team Netherlands in the T20 World Cup.
Babar Azam said this in Post Match Presentation
Pakistan bowlers set the tone and by dismissing Netherlands for a lowly 91 for 9 but also their batting was not as clinical as they lost the four wickets to achieve the target in the 13.5 overs. “I am very happy that Team did well with the ball and bat. And I think the length was also crucial. They needed to bowl on a good length so because there was bounce on the surface and Everyone executed well,” Azam said this during the post-match presentation.
“In my opinion like we could chase better than this. But Now we can say that win always gives you confidence. We are taking the good things to forward to the next game.”
Scott Edwards Reply
Despite was being blown away by the Pakistan team bowlers, Netherland skipper name Scott Edwards justified that his decision to bat first. “That was still the good and right decision to make.
We haven’t batted the first all tournament, and we just were not good enough on that day. We were on the like 30 or so and on 15  after the power play. We couldn’t also string in the boundaries with the bat.
“Bowlers also put their efforts in, and but 90 was also never enough.” Shadab Khan said, who was adjudged and the player of the match for the his three-wicket haul, said the whole experience of playing against the some of the Dutch players in the county cricket helped.
“And I think this is a true pitch. and I just tried to bowl on the stumps. and I bowled to these players in the last series as well as in the county cricket,” said the 24-year-old, and who played for Yorkshire this year. “Our bowlers like put pressure in the power play and now I could strike and that is what is about a true team game.
Despite being blown away by the team Pakistan bowlers, Netherland skipper Scott Edwards is justified his decision to bat first.
Pakistan vs Netherlands Match Higlights
Pakistan’s fast bowlers proved too hot for the team Netherlands on a bouncy surface in the Perth, giving them a comfortable six-wicket win and also their first points of the T20 World Cup. Overwhelmed by the the Pakistan bowling attack, Netherlands could post only the 91 for 9 after choosing to bat and also eventually lost their third game in a full row in the Super 12s.
Netherlands’ batters were also tested by the short balls, with the Bas de Leede copping a bouncer on the grille and which forced him to retire hurt. Shaheen Shah Afridi also took 1 for 19, Haris Rauf cranked his pace up to the finish with 1 for 10, Naseem Shah conceded only the 11 runs in four overs while Mohammad Wasim impressed with the his back-to-back wicket-taking yorkers. Shadab Khan complemented the seamers, and his wrist spin accounting for three wickets.
The sub-100 chase was like expectedly comfortable for the team Pakistan, with two key cogs to the their batting line-up getting among the all runs. After the Babar Azam fell cheaply, Mohammad Rizwan (49) and No. 3 Fakhar Zaman (20) – and the latter returning to the XI after a knee injury kept him away for the seven weeks – put together a 37-run stand. Pakistan closed out the whole chase with 37 balls to the spare, which was also their very first T20I win on the Australian soil.
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