Pakistan lost the test match today at Old Trafford that should have been won because of the very poor 2nd innings batting, very poor bad field placing giving far too many boundaries away and poor captaincy by Azhar Ali. Why did he not give Shahdab more overs to bowl than seven?
In the morning if Yasir Shah and Naseem Shah had batted with some common sense and stayed another 5-6 overs on the crease, they could have pushed the score for another 15-20 runs and that would have made the ending more exciting and interesting. Unfortunately, our tail-enders get restless at the crease and try to hit every ball over the ropes.
I hope and wish that Pakistanis learn a quick and hard lesson from this defeat and try to win the 2nd test. Azhar Ali will have to prove his worth as a captain and a batman if he wants to retain his place in the team.