After England Vs Pakistan’s 1st test match in Old Trafford Manchester, England won the match by 3 wickets. It was an unexpected win till day third as Pakistan was leading by major runs, but English players Woakes & Root covered it up by fourth day and lead to England’s victory.
Former Pakistani Cricketer & Coach Inzamam-ul-Haq believes that their team can still emerge victorious in the series despite losing the 1st match at Old Trafford. He urges his players to not lose confidence during the match, irrespective of things are not going their way.
"I think Pakistan team is better than England and we should have won the first Test. It's very disappointing but I believe Pakistan can still win the series," Inzamam said in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel 'The Match Winner'.
"When you are going through a rough phase, team's body language should not change. This was clearly the case in the first Test because Pakistan players seemed to be under pressure following a batting collapse in the second innings on the third day.
"The role of the team management is important after such a defeat because the players' morale will be down. They need to talk about the positives rather than focusing on the negatives," he added.
Chris Woakes & Jos Buttler's’ majestic partnership lead to host’s win, the duo smashed a total of 139 for the seventh wicket in Old Trafford Manchester. England is in lead of 1-0 in the ongoing test series between the two teams.
England won the first test match, wrapping up the series on 4th day, in Old Trafford Manchester. Second test match 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.