The Karachi Test will be remembered in many ways, one after a long time when a big team played a Test on Pakistani soil, then the magnificent century of local boy Fawad Alam and also the excellent bowling of another grandson of Sindh Noman Ali on his debut. Fans will not soon forget the performances.
International cricket had already been revived in the country. For the first time, a big team like South Africa has come to play a full series. Unfortunately, due to Corona, cricket fans could not go to the National Stadium and enjoy the match. But I am sure that they would have had the best entertainment on TV for four days. After the poor performance in New Zealand, the Pakistani team was under a lot of pressure.
The performance of head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis is also to be reviewed after the series against South Africa. Of course, they will also be upset because of this. This was Babar Azam’s first Test as captain.
Despite winning the match easily by 7 wickets a day earlier is commendable, many players played a role in it but the most prominent name was Fawad Alam, despite scoring a century in the first Test of his career, he was bowled out for 3 Tests.
Was given Fawad proved by scoring a century against New Zealand’s strong bowling that there is still a long way to go, then bowing his head in embarrassment to those who missed a century against South Africa in their first match at home.
Forced, there have been many injustices with Fawad Alam in the last 10 years, many times it seemed that his career may have ended but he did not give up and once again proved how talented a batsman he is. Other cricketers should also learn the lesson of never giving up.
In the first innings of the match against South Africa, four wickets fell for 27 runs, Babar Azam was also out, it seemed that he might face a huge deficit and the match could not be saved, but Fawad did such a great job. The innings that will be remembered for a long time should also be credited to Azhar Ali and Faheem Ashraf who contributed to Pakistan’s lead, as well as the important role of spinners in the victory.
This was the first Test for Sindh bowler Noman Ali, but he did not let it be felt by his performance and appeared as a seasoned bowler, after set batsman Dan Elgar, who scored a half-century in the first innings. Rival captain Quinton de Kick was dismissed by batsmen.
In the second innings, he was seen bowling with more confidence. He set a record by taking 5 wickets in the first Test innings of his career. Will also motivate to play well.
Seeing that a Sanghar cricketer has joined the national team, other youngsters will also be attracted to the game. At the same time, we should not forget senior bowler Yasir Shah who disturbed the rival batsmen. Both the spinners scored 7 runs in the match.
Contributed to the victory by taking 7 wickets. Babar Azam has proved his mettle as a batsman. Now, as a captain, he has already made a great start with a victory in the Tests. This victory can undoubtedly be called the result of teamwork. However, some issues need to be improved, including opening and catching.
There were definitely traffic problems during the match but the management tried to minimize the inconvenience to the public. I am sure that a better strategy will be worked out in this regard during the PSL matches. According to reports, even a few thousand spectators are being allowed to come to the stadium in each match, if that happens, there can be no better thing.
There was a shortage of spectators in the Karachi Test. You can imagine how happy they would be if people were present in the stadium to watch the victory of the team. However, the life of the people is more important. The government should decide to allow the spectators after thinking. Will The second match of the Test series against South Africa is now to be played in Rawalpindi. In case of victory, the national team can be ranked fifth in the rankings. I hope the players will perform well and ensure a 2-0 victory in the series. ۔