England beat Pakistan in the first Test on Monday.© AFP
England beat Pakistan by 74 runs in the thrilling first Test of the three-match series at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Monday. Guest Captain Ben Stokes He won the toss and decided to bat first. England scored 657 runs in their first innings including the world record for 500 or more runs on the first day of a Test match. On the other hand, Pakistan made a total of 579 runs in reply. In their next innings, England captain Stokes made a bold move to declare at 264 for 7, setting a target of 343 for Pakistan before his side chased down 268.
The win saw England get a lot of praise for their approach to the game, which for a while looked like it might go for a draw or Pakistan.
Former Pakistan spinner who took the loss Danish Canary He spoke harshly for the national team. He added that management, captains and PCB chiefs will now say they don’t have Shaheen Afridi For the game and that loss played a major role. While saying this, Kaneria also questioned whether other players in the team are there to sell pickles.
“Avi yahan par jo management ake baat karegi, Babar Azam Jo bat krenge or PCB ke matha bat krenge ke ‘Achi cricket kheli England ne, bohot achi cricket kheli, hame unse findhake’. Abe brother, don’t look for it, why will you look for it, time passes, but why do you look for it. Uske bad aapke log ake kahenge, ‘yaar khuda ka nizam aisa ke hamari lakshmi na thi. We are not shahin.’ Abhi dal denge Shaheen ke upad. Bhai o nahi tha to kya hogya, dusre achar bechane aye hai? Planning kahan hai? Kaushal Kahan Hai? (Now management, Babar Azam and PCB chief will say ‘England played very good cricket, we should learn from them’. Then learn! What will you learn when time passes? Then you will say that ‘Our condition? Wasn’t good. Our Shahin Afridi was not there. What would have happened if Shaheen was not in the team? Will the rest of the players sell pickles? Where is your plan? Where is your strategy?)” Canaria on his YouTube channel.
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