Too many dots, quick wickets, says Babar Azam after Pakistan lose to India
By SMCS - Jun 10, 2024 7:34 am
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Pakistan captain Babar Azam said that Pakistan could not execute their plans well in the high-voltage match against India in the T20 World Cup 2024. On Sunday, June 9, Pakistan failed to chase down a below-par total of 120 and lost to India by 6 runs at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. Losing both their matches to the USA and India, they are on the verge of getting knocked out of the mega event as well.


However, Babar Azam said that dot balls and quick wickets did not help Pakistan in their run chase. He also said that the batters needed to rotate the strike and needed to score around 45 runs, but failed to perform against the strong Indian bowling attack as well.

“I think they bowled well after 10 overs. We were chasing 120, we were run a ball for the first 10 overs, but back to back wickets and then [we left too much in the end]. Tactics was simple, play normally, rotate strike, 5-6 an over. But in that period we had too many dot balls, the pressure was on us, and we lost three quick wickets. Can’t expect too much from tail-enders,” Babar Azam said in the post-match presentation ceremony.

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan

However, the bowlers did an excellent job for Pakistan, restricting India to a below-par score of 119 runs in 19 overs. Mohammad Rizwan scored 31 runs off 44 balls, but once Jasprit Bumrah dismissed him in the 15th over, Pakistan’s batting collapsed.

“We were not up to the mark in the first six overs, we had targeted 40-45 runs, we have not capitalised properly. Pitch looked decent, ball coming nicely. Little bit slow, some balls are bouncing a bit more, but you expect it with a drop-in pitch,” Babar Azam added.

Pakistan will next play against Saad Bin Zafar’s Canada on Tuesday, January 11 at the same venue in New York as well.