England defeated Pakistan by 45 runs in the second match of the three-match T20I series. With this win, the English team tied the series at 1-1. The England batting first was all out after scoring 200 runs. In response, Pakistan scored only 155 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Team captain Babur Azam won the toss at Leeds’ flat wicket and decided to bowl first and his decision was a big reason for the team’s defeat. Shoaib Akhtar, the former fast bowler of Pakistan, was also very surprised by Babar’s decision and he severely beat the captain and team management.
Such poor decision of the captain and management is beyond me by bowling 1st on a good batting pitch pic.twitter.com/Iiv3xEBkTr
– Shoaib Akhtar (@ shoaib100mph) July 18, 2021
Shoaib Akhtar shared a video on his Twitter handle in which he categorized Babar Azam as fierce. “Pakistan has decided to field after winning the toss,” he said in the video. I don’t understand that Pakistan is the hottest day in England, and when Yorkshire is getting too sunny and there is such a flat wicket, you come after scoring 232, and even then a man knows that you have chosen to bowl. . Knowing that Butler is playing today and he opens it is beyond my comprehension as to why Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl first.
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The former fast bowler said, ‘I think I’m wrong, but England will score 200 plus. Pakistan had a good chance of winning the series with this flat wicket. If I were PCB president, I would have dismissed the team management and captain for my poor decision to bowl first after winning the toss. Shoaib Akhtar’s future proved to be perfect and England could easily win the match. 59 innings by Jose Butler.