After England Vs Pakistan’s 1st test match, Pakistani supporters & fans are quite upset & frustrated, as it was a winning match for them till day3 but their fortune changed. After Chasing 277, England were 117 for 5 before Chris Woakes (84*) and Jos Buttler (75) added 139 for the sixth wicket to set up a three-wicket win.
Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq said the team is feeling frustrated and disappointed but stressed on the importance of moving on from the loss in the first Test against England in Manchester.
Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq said his side’s lack of fortune at crucial times on the fourth day as Pakistan flumped to a three-wicket defeat to England in the first Test at Old Trafford.
Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq’s remark came as England’s Buttler and Woakes put up a 139-run match-winning partnership in the match. Woakes remained unbeaten on 84, while Buttler was dismissed after scoring 75 odd runs.
Writing for the PCB’s in-house website, Misbah said, “We are feeling frustrated, just as the fans are, after the Old Trafford Test match but this is how cricket is,” he wrote. “There are very small margins between victory and defeat and it’s easy to curse yourself when you’ve lost. There is a disappointment, of course, but we must not keep that feeling in our minds otherwise it will be difficult to come back but the team believes we can fight back.”
He added, “It was a thrilling Test match and full credit must go to England for the way they fought back, came from behind and took the game away from us. There was wonderful cricket played by both teams. Sometimes luck doesn’t favor you, sometimes the opposition plays well – that’s the beauty of the game.”
The former skipper, lauded the efforts of both Babar Azam and Shan Masood, who worked hard and played well. The duo overall fought well despite losing the Test and maintained that it was a great decision to bat first against the strong pace attack of England.
England won the first test match, wrapping up the series on 4th day, in Old Trafford Manchester. Second test match will be held in Rose Bowl Southampton & will start from 3:30PM (IST) on 13 August, Thursday. As earlier it will be a no-in person match, live telecast will be available on Sony Network & live streaming will be available on Sony Liv app.