T20 World Cup 2024: We needed to win earlier than 14 overs however the pitch was troublesome to bat, says Babar


Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is relieved to have logged their first win within the T20 World Cup right here on Tuesday and stated they couldn’t full their chase of 107 in a lesser variety of overs due to a troublesome pitch.

Having suffered back-to-back defeats towards the USA and India in its first two Group A matches, the sport towards Canada was a must-win tie for Pakistan. Chasing a modest goal, Pakistan rode on Mohammad Rizwan’s run-a-ball unbeaten 53 and Babar’s 33 to recover from the road in 17.3 overs.

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“Good for us, we want this win. We began nicely with the bowling, within the first six overs we all know we needed to be up to speed,” Babar stated on the post-match presentation ceremony.

“It was in our thoughts (to recover from USA’s internet run price), to win earlier than 14 overs however the pitch made it troublesome.”

After making a run-a-ball 33, Babar was dismissed caught within the slips whereas attempting to information a supply down to 3rd man, and the dismissal left the Pakistan skipper indignant.

“As a result of I bought out with the identical shot twice (towards India)! That is my shot however typically you want success. I’ll attempt my greatest.” India are presently positioned atop Group A with two wins from as many matches with USA following with identical variety of victories.

Pakistan has climbed as much as the third spot with two factors from three video games forward of Canada and Eire.

Canada captain Saad Bin Zafar felt it was a troublesome wicket to bat early on.

“Undoubtedly, it was a bit disappointing. We needed to play a optimistic model of cricket and I feel the wicket was not very useful. It was troublesome to bat early on – not a superb toss to lose. We have been about 25 to 30 runs brief,” he stated.



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