Melbourne: Pakistan bowler Naseem Shah has scared England batters. His pace in the entire over left England batter Ben Stokes shocked and in disbelief.
Stokes understood the dangerous bowling of Naseem Shah and even admired his pace on the pitch. First ball of the over left Harry Brook in shock. His reaction said that he clearly didn’t expect that kind of ball.
Entire over of Naseem Shah
For the second ball, Brook was relatively prepared but he still couldn’t manage to touch the bat. On the third ball, Brook hit it towards the boundary but tight fielding by Pakistan prevented 4 runs. England garnered 3 runs and Ben Stokes came on strike. He faced the 4th ball and admitted the brilliance of Naseem Shah. Other two balls passed by similarly, without out letting batters hit it.
Nassem Shah so dangerous, England batters scared to use bat: WATCH Reaction
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Pakistan put 137 runs on board
Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam opened for Pakistan and garnered 29 runs for the first wicket. Rizwan, however made some mistakes in the start but overcame them and made 15 runs. The 21-year-old English player Sam Curran ended his run with a brilliant ball that hit his stumps on the 2 ball of the 5th over.
Pakistan lose half team for less than 100
Mohammad Haris couldn’t do much as he was dismissed for 8 runs in 8th over and then came the end of Babar Azam’s time when Adil Rashid struck in 12th over. Iftikhar Ahmed had the worst day as he returned for zero after playing six ball in 13 over by Ben Stokes. Pakistan had lost half of their team for less than hundred runs.
English bowlers choke Pakistan
English bowlers tightened their choke even further when the lower-middle order came on field. Only Shadad Khan managed to face English bowlers for almost 2 overs and made 20 runs in the late half of the game. The tail enders scored less than 10 runs.
All the efforts of Pakistan batters could only mutter 137 runs for English side in the summit clash of T20 World Cup.
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