Document photograph of Wasim Akram© AFP
Mythical Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram used to be “extremely unhappy” to peer “empty stadium in Karachi” all over the primary T20I in opposition to West Indies. The 3-match T20I sequence which started on Monday, noticed the go back of global cricket to Pakistan after New Zealand flew again hours sooner than the scheduled get started in their excursion because of safety issues. A couple of days later, England too pulled out of the Pakistan excursion however because of other causes.
Akram took to Twitter to specific his disappointments because of the low flip up at Nationwide Stadium in Karachi. Akram anticipated to peer extra taking into consideration the efficiency of the Babar Azam-led facet in previous few months.
“Extremely unhappy to peer an empty stadium in Karachi for the #PAKvWIt20 particularly after the efficiency of Pakistan Group within the closing month. I am lovely positive I do know why however I wish to listen from you! Inform me, the place is the gang and why??” tweeted the previous Pakistan captain on Tuesday.
Extremely unhappy to peer an empty stadium in Karachi for the #PAKvWIt20 particularly after the efficiency of Pakistan Group within the closing month. I am lovely positive I do know why however I wish to listen from you! Inform me, the place is the gang and why??
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) December 14, 2021
Pakistan, in the meantime, beat West Indies comprehensively by way of 63 runs to take a 1-0 lead within the three-match sequence.
Rizwan smashed a 52-ball 78 with 10 barriers — his twelfth half-century and eleventh this 12 months — whilst Haider scored a career-best 68 to steer the hosts to 200-6 of their 20 overs. The guests have been by no means in hunt of the objective as they have been dismantled by way of a awesome Pakistan bowling assault and folded at 137 in 19 overs.
Speedy bowler Mohammad Wasim took profession splendid 4-40 whilst spinner Shadab Khan grabbed 3-17. Opener Shai Hope top-scored with 31 however turned into certainly one of leg-spinner Shadab’s two wickets in the similar over, Shamarh Brooks being the opposite for 5. Odean Smith (24), Rovman Powell (23) and Romario Shepherd (21) additionally had excellent contributions however by no means threatened Pakistan.
The second one T20I between the 2 aspects is on Tuesday. All 3 suits of the T20I sequence shall be performed in Karachi.
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