Pakistan on Friday, lost the 3rd game of the 7 match series against England. The English team is in Pakistan for a 7 match series and hold a 2-1 lead in the series. First four matches are being played at Karachi. England took the first game on Tuesday, while Pakistan came back to win the 2nd game on Thursday. The packed Karachi crowd wanted to see a repeat of the previous day but saw their team lose the game by 63 runs.
The story as it happened –
Ben Duckett and Harry Brooks slammed their maiden T20 half centuries to help England post a massive 221 on the board. Mark Wood and England bowlers then ripped the Pakistani batting to win the game by 63 runs. This now gives the visitors a 2-1 lead, with Shan Masood scoring the only half century for the hosts.
Saqlain Mushtaq comes up with a bizarre analogy to explain the loss –
Pakistani coach and former off spinner Saqlain Mushtaq seemed at loss for words post the loss. Mushtaq came up with a weird explanation post the 63 run reversal and said to the media “ Day and night, summer and winter, rains.. they are all natural. Just like that, sport is also the same. Win and loss will be there. We need to accept it, and we do. It’s natural, what can we do?”
My trying to complete my 5000 word assignment https://t.co/4ZroWfTD74— Rizwan Javed (@rizwanjaved_) September 24, 2022
Yet another middle order failure –
Chasing 222, the Pakistan team were struggling at 28 for 4, with Mark Wood picking 2 wickets. The English seamer was bowling like a bolt of lightning and clocked 156 KPH during the game. The biggest takeaway for Pakistan has been the middle order woes and it came to the fore yet again. Apart from Shan Masood and to an extent Khushdil Shah none of the other batters were up for a fight.
Twitter trolls Pakistani coach –
Post the after match comments from Saqlain Mushtaq, the cricket fans took to Twitter and had a go at the Pakistani coach. The cricket fans began trolling Saqlain Mushtaq and you can read all the tweets below.
Bas ek shayari ki kami thi. https://t.co/PAwy9RPTJM— Omkar Mankame (@Oam_16) September 24, 2022
Aren't we all like this when parents ask for Report Cards ? https://t.co/dqXvrzxuAR— Navleen Kaur (@NavleenSpeaks) September 24, 2022
Exactly that's why i never cared if am getting A+ or C- ... https://t.co/M5hyGQlg8G— pm ik (@ahmarbang) September 23, 2022