Pakistan lost 1st test match against the West Indies.
The thrilling competition between both teams was beautiful to watch.
Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first. As usual Pakistan batting line does not put high scores on the scoreboard. Both opener Abid Ali and Imran but gone back to the dressing room with no runs.
After the collapse, Fawad Alam and Faheem Ashraf took the scoreboard with elegant style and adding scores on the score board. Pakistan made 217 off all in the first innings.
Pakistan bowling lineup got early wickets with impressive contribution with the ball from Muhammad Abbas and Shaheen shah. But West Indies scored 267 with all eleven players back to the pavilion.
In the 2nd innings Pakistani opener Imran butt does not open his runs account and got out of 0 runs and Azhar Ali came to bat along with Abid Ali.
Abid Ali is a genuine opener and loves to scores runs with drives all around the corner of the ground. He smashed back-to-back boundaries and Azhar Ali also put runs on the board. But partner gets collapsed when Azhar ali got bowled and abid also got also out quickly.
Babar Azam (captain) took the charge and start building a partnership with Muhammad Rizwan and added more than 50 runs on the board with 5 players got out.
After the rain match started again but Pakistan does not capitalize more scores on the board and all teams got out only on 203 runs.
West Indies started their campaign to win the test match but early blows from Pakistani Fast bowler destroyed the West Indies batting lineup.
All Pakistani bowlers worked hard to get all the batsmen under minimum runs but Pakistan’s fielder dropped almost 5 catches on crucial moments which ease the path for the west indies team and they win by only one wicket and Pakistan lost the closed Match.
Captaincy plays a great role in winning the matches especially when it’s a test match. All the great captains of cricket possess the strategic thinking capability and optimum utilization of their key resources.
Pakistan could have won this test match if they ball first but one mistake causes losses in test cricket.
Babar Azam who is one of the best batters in modern-day cricket is not a very strong captain. He has no high-level experience in red-ball cricket.
Pakistan team and Selection management have to give the role of captaincy to some experienced player like Fawad Alam or Yasir Shah.
So Babar Azam can put runs on the board and also learn the captaincy in better way.
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