Babar Azam: Babar Azam says we had opportunities but fielding let us down eng vs pak
Babar Azam  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- Pakistan had to face defeat in the third and final ODI
- Pakistan suffered a 0-3 clean sweep in the ODI series
- Know what captain Babar Azam said after Pakistan’s humiliating defeat
Birmingham: In the third and final ODI against England on Tuesday, Pakistan did not play one. Even the world record innings of captain Babar Azam (158) could not get Pakistan to win. Pakistan, who accepted the invitation to bat first in Birmingham, performed better than the last two ODIs and scored 331 runs in 50 overs for the loss of 9 wickets. Then the bowlers of the visiting team could not defend the big target and England chased down the target two overs before losing seven wickets.
With this, Pakistan had to face a clean sweep of 0-3 in the current series. After the loss in the third and final ODI, Pakistan captain Babar Azam did not have much to say. It seemed that his mouth was locked. Babar Azam revealed the mistake of his team in very few words. He said, ‘We started well, but we were very slow in fielding.’
Babar Azam further said, ‘We had a chance to win the match, but due to poor fielding, the opportunity slipped from our hands. We will learn from our mistakes and hope not to repeat it again. That’s all the Pakistan captain said and then he went back to the team. Babar Azam’s team will now play T20 International series against England from July 16.
World record in 14th century
By the way, the third and final ODI was great for Babar Azam personally. Babar Azam has become the batsman to score 14 ODI centuries in the shortest innings. He broke the record of former South African batsman Hashim Amla (84 innings) to make this world record. Australian opener David Warner (98 innings) is at the third place among those who have completed 14 ODI centuries in the shortest innings. Indian captain Virat Kohli is at the fourth position in this list by completing 14 ODI centuries in 103 innings.
Babar Azam has reached the third place in terms of scoring the most centuries in ODIs for Pakistan. The record for most ODI centuries for Pakistan is held by former opener Saeed Anwar, who scored 20 centuries in 244 innings. Former batsman Mohammad Yousuf is second in this list with 15 centuries in 267 innings. Babar Azam has scored 14 centuries in 81 innings and he has settled in this third place.
#Babar #Azam #Babar #Azam #opportunities #fielding #eng #pak