The first Test match is being played between Pakistan and England in Rawalpindi.
Pitch proved to be a graveyard for bowlers, is being criticized
New Delhi. The pitch of the first Test match being played between Pakistan and England in Rawalpindi has been on the target of former cricketers and fans for the past several days. A total of 1236 runs have been scored from both sides till the time of lunch on the fourth day on the pitch being called the bowlers’ graveyard. These include 7 centuries. While England scored 657 runs comfortably in the first innings, Pakistan also put up 579 runs on the scoreboard. Amidst criticism of the pitch, former Pakistan cricketer Kamran Akmal has given a different advice to the batsmen.
Former wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal said on his YouTube channel that England scored so many runs in a day and a quarter. He was getting out, but the score board was not stopping. The British are coming to Pakistan and teaching us how to play Test cricket. Kamran said, a record should have been made on this wicket by a batsman. When Brian Lara got such a pitch, he scored 400 runs. In this Test, the batsmen had a chance to make the world record for the highest individual score.
‘Pakistan’s batsmen should have played a little faster’
Kamran Akmal further said, first England missed the opportunity, then Pakistan. Runs should have been scored a little faster. Abdullah and Imam have played 200 balls, so they should have scored 170-180 runs. Then he had a chance to score 250-300 runs. On the fourth day of the Test, Pakistan’s players were batting for the whole day, in such a situation, pressure had to come on England. The Englishmen would have been so tired that they could have got out further.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 04, 2022, 12:43 IST