Australia signed off their bilateral tour of Pakistan with a three-wicket win within the one-off T20I on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on April 5. The all-format sequence noticed the Aussies successful the three-match Take a look at sequence 1-0 after which draw first blood within the opening ODI earlier than the hosts staged a exceptional comeback to win the subsequent two matches.
The graceful conduct of the bilateral sequence has impressed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja and he has additionally come ahead and acknowledged each side for taking part in good cricket. On the similar time, he additionally gave a particular point out to Cricket Australia (CA) for making certain that the tour went on efficiently on account of their energetic co-operation.
I’m assured the Australian gamers and officers will take residence fond reminiscences, Ramiz Raja
“The three-Take a look at sequence was combative and engrossing going into the final hour of the 15th day to discover a winner, whereas white-ball cricket confirmed the excessive billing and calibre of each the edges. The camaraderie and respect demonstrated by the 2 sides throughout high-pressure cricket had been exemplary and an enormous commercial for our sport,” mentioned Raja in a press launch issued by the PCB.
“After witnessing and experiencing firsthand what this nice nation has to supply, I’m assured the Australia gamers and officers will take residence fond reminiscences and grow to be greater advocates and goodwill ambassadors for Pakistan than earlier than”, he added.
“I wish to place on file my heartfelt due to Cricket Australia who made this sequence attainable by sending their finest obtainable gamers, in addition to the PCB employees who delivered an impressive and flawless sequence on the backend of HBL PSL 7″, the 1992 World Cup winner mentioned.
It was certainly a catastrophe for Pakistan and its cricket after New Zealand Cricket (NZC) in addition to the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had refused to play a bilateral sequence in Pakistan final yr citing safety threats and bio-bubble fatigue causes respectively.
Previous to this highly-anticipated sequence, the seventh version of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) additionally was totally held in Pakistan throughout two venues- Karachi and Lahore.