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Babar Azam tells why Pakistan lost the first Test

Babar Azam tells why Pakistan lost the first Test

Babar Azam tells why Pakistan lost the first Test

As Pakistan versus West Indies two-match Test series is underway, the teams are down and dusted with the first contest letting the hosts win overpowering the men in green.

It could have been Pakistan but a few catches dwindled during the last inning turned the tables at the end as Kemar Roach was dropped thrice and stayed not out.

The men in maroon lost 9 wickets whilst chasing to victory and luckily spared Roach to pick up the triumph. Babar Azam, Pakistan’s skipper now thinks what if the chaps would not let have a go of opponents’ catches.

Babar Azam tells why Pakistan lost the first Test

In the final session the one or two chances that came our way in the form of catches – had we availed of those, the result of the match could have been different.”

“When you drop catches in clutch phases, the course of the match changes. We got two chances but couldn’t avail of them which is why we lost the match. That said, we did pull off a few good catches, so you took good catches but dropped a few, so you lost the match.”

Notably, the first-inning batting order collapse for Azam and co stopped them on 217. West Indies easily completed the trial building a lead from a few runs. After completing the small lead, Pakistan were again fainted in 203.

With the hosts wanting under 200 runs to win the first Test, the watchers witnessed tables-turned by the termination. If Roach was taken, the outcomes would have been in visitors’ favor.

It is pertinent to mention that the green bowlers put their effort in the 4th inning as it was not a piece of cake to restrict the ball slammers somewhere under 170.

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