Pakistan might want to shortly regather issues to run for a semi-final berth.

Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar. (Picture by Hamish Blair/Getty Pictures)

Pakistan lasted lower than 22 overs after the Windies captain Jason Holder gained the toss and requested them to bat first of their first match of World Cup 2019 at Trent Bridge on Friday. An appalling strategy with the willow in opposition to some spectacular quick bowling noticed the previous champions getting folded for 105 with 22 being the best particular person rating for the workforce. The Windies had no drawback in anyway they usually knocked off the runs in 13.Three overs which meant the whole recreation didn’t final even a full T20 match’s size.

Just like the Pakistani supporters, former pacer Shoaib Akhtar too was disheartened by the present and after saying “speechless” in his first tweet, got here up with one other wherein he was extra sympathetic in direction of Sarfaraz Ahmed’s boys. He mentioned “recollecting my ideas and feelings” after which added that it was essential to again the Males in Inexperienced as they had been representing Pakistan on the best stage.

Right here’s his tweet

Pakistan batters did properly in opposition to England not too long ago

The batting efficiency of Pakistan was significantly disappointing since they had been one of many first groups to set foot on English soil to get sufficient follow for the World Cup 2019. They performed a number of aspect video games that they gained however misplaced the one-off T20I and a five-match ODI collection in opposition to England 0-4. Nonetheless, Pakistan batsmen did provide you with a robust efficiency by hitting above 300 runs in all video games besides one wherein they had been all out for 297. They nonetheless misplaced the matches due to poor bowling.

However when it got here to the massive occasion, even Pakistan’s batters didn’t capitalize on the event and meekly surrendered in opposition to an in-form West Indian tempo assault. Teenager Oshane Thomas was adjudged the person of the match for taking Four for 27 in 5.Four overs.

Pakistan might want to shortly regather issues to run for a semi-final berth. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s aspect subsequent tackle England at Trent Bridge on June 3. The hosts thrashed South Africa by 104 runs of their first recreation on the Oval on Thursday and it’ll not be a simple job for the Asians to win that recreation.