Pakistan beat Scotland by 72 runs in the Group-1 match of the Super-12 round in Sharjah yesterday with Shoaib Malik’s brilliant fifty and the batting of captain Babur Azam.
Batting first, Pakistan added 189 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. Scotland, who set a target of 190 for victory, lost by 72 runs, adding 117 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.
With this victory, Pakistan became the only team to win all 5 matches in Group-2. Pakistan clash with Australia, who finished 2nd in Group-1 in the semi-finals, on the 11th.
On the day the squad for the World Cup was announced, Misbah-ul-Haq resigned as coach and Waqar Younis resigned as bowling coach.
Thus it was criticized that the start was confusing for the Pakistan team. Former Australian midfielder Matthew Hayden, meanwhile, has only been appointed to the World Cup as former South African Blander coach. The team led by Babur Aasam proved themselves and advanced to the semi-finals.
Experienced player Shoaib Malik He was awarded the Man of the Match award for batting aggressively and adding 54 off 18 balls. It has 6 sixes, one four and a strike rate of 300.
Indian batsman KL Rahul holds the record for the fastest half-century in a World Cup with 18 balls to spare. Shoaib Malik Has equalized.
Last year was 1999 Shoaib Malik He made his debut for the Pakistan team. Many of the players on the team now may not have even been born when Malik was playing cricket or may have been small children. But Malik, who showed his prowess in his batting, became a role model for young players yesterday.
Indian tennis player and his wife Sania Mirza sat in the audience as Shoaib Malik batted. Shoaib Malik When it hit a six it was applauded and applauded.
Both key senior players on the team scored well. One was Shoaib Malik and the other was Mohammad Hafeez who scored 31 off 19 balls. Captain Baber Aasam was dismissed for 62 off 47 balls. This is Babur Assam’s 4th fifty in this World Cup series. Mohammad Hafeez and Babur Azam added 53 runs for the third wicket.
Pakistan scored only 60 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in the first 10 overs. But added 129 runs in the last 10 overs alone. Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez hit sixes after Babur Azam hit a fifty in the opening over.
In the last two overs alone, Pakistan scored 43 runs. In the last over Shoaib Malik 3 sixes added 26 runs including a four.
This is at the Sharjah ground Shoaib Malik Wasim Akram first made his ODI debut against the May Islands in October 1999, from which Wasim Akram bid farewell to his last match 20 years ago. Back to this ground Malik Fifty The score is excellent.
Winning by 190 runs is the biggest goal for Scotland. Unable to cope with the bowling of the Pakistan players, Scotland quickly lost wickets and lost 3 wickets for 42 runs in 10 overs.
The consolation poison for the Scottish team was that player Barrington hit a fifty and remained unbeaten until the end with 54 runs. Otherwise, only Munche (17) and League (14) added double figures in the team while the other players were bowled out for a paltry run as usual. Sadab Khan took 2 wickets for Pakistan.