Pakistan could have did not seize the chance and ended up dropping the primary Check in opposition to England at Previous Trafford in Manchester regardless of being in a commanding place, former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq believes Pakistan is the higher facet they usually can nonetheless handle to win the three-match sequence by beating the hosts within the subsequent two Exams. Agreeing, it was disappointing to see Pakistan dropping the primary Check, Inzamam mentioned, Azhar Ali’s males want confidence they usually have the flexibility to show issues round
“I feel Pakistan crew is healthier than England and we should always have gained the primary Check. It’s very disappointing however I consider Pakistan can nonetheless win the sequence,” mentioned Inzamam on his official YouTube channel.
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Pakistan had taken a 107-run lead within the first innings however bought bowled cheaply within the second innings to set England a 277-run goal, which captain Azhar Ali described as ‘sufficient’.
The Pakistan bowlers did properly to cut back England to 117 for 5 however an excellent partnership between Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler turned the match utterly. Buttler scored 75 and Woakes remained unbeaten on 84 to seal the three-wicket win for England. The due had stitched an excellent 139-run stand for the sixth wicket.
“When you’re going by way of a troublesome part, the crew’s physique language shouldn’t change. This was clearly the case within the first Check as a result of Pakistan gamers appeared below strain after the second innings batting collapse on the third day,” Inzamam added.
“The function of the crew administration is significant after such a defeat as a result of the gamers’ morale will likely be down. They should speak concerning the positives, like scoring 300 plus runs and the primary innings lead, slightly than specializing in the negatives,” he mentioned.