PAK vs ENG: Babar Azam cites dew issue behind staff's large defeat in sixth T20I in Lahore

Babar Azam. (Photograph by Alex Davidson/Getty Photographs)

Workforce England  accomplished a stable efficiency in opposition to Pakistan as they fully thrashed the house staff in the course of the sixth T20I encounter performed on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on September 30 (Friday). 

In the meantime, Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam blamed the dew issue for his staff’s humiliating loss in opposition to the Three Lions. He additionally praised the English batters stating that the onslaught within the first six overs made all of the distinction. 

Chasing a goal of 170 runs, England’s openers Philip Salt and Alex Halex fully outplayed the Pakistani bowling line-up as they smashed 55 runs in simply 3.5 overs. Salt went on to register the third-fastest T20I half-century by an English batter as he smashed 88 off 41 balls.

The primary six overs made the distinction: Babar Azam 

“The primary six overs made the distinction, the best way they utilized them. The ball grew to become moist due to dew and the spinners and quick bowlers discovered it powerful to grip it. Within the second innings, the ball additionally got here on properly to the bat when there was dew. The ball grew to become soapy and it grew to become powerful for bowlers. However credit score ought to go to Salt and Hales for giving England momentum with a quick begin,” Babar stated in a video uploaded on Pakistan Cricket’s Twitter deal with.

Regardless of struggling an enormous loss, Babar emphasised the truth that his staff is assured and one odd defeat won’t make a lot distinction.   

“As a staff, such conditions will come and you’ll have to face them. We performed earlier matches and received and shouldn’t lose our confidence. On the finish of the day, you need to speak and focus on about errors so that you just don’t repeat them within the subsequent match,” he added.

With the sequence leveled at three every, each groups will face one another in a sequence decider to be performed on the identical venue on October 2 (Sunday). The host nation will wish to carry out nicely within the ultimate match and are available out victorious. 

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