Skip to main content

Pakistan's bowling in the New Years test match

Alex Brown at SCG rightly stated
Mohammad Asif completed a career-best six-wicket haul as part of Pakistan's broader demolition of Australia that called into question Ricky Ponting's decision to bat first on a Sydney green-top. In union with Mohammad Sami, who dismissed Australia's top three batsmen before the first drinks break, Asif exploited the heavy pitch and atmospheric conditions to full effect to rout Australia for 127 - their second-lowest total batting first at the SCG and worst at home since 1996.
It was because of the disciplined bowling of not only Mohammad Asif and other bowlers but on the whole it was a team's effort, and they showed team work, and they looked with a plan, not like randomly playing with no plan at MCG, where they had a humiliating defeat. Australian media too, created such hype and undue pressure which was shown on Pakistani players on the Boxing Day test match, regarding the visitor's bowling attack, and thus they had won the fight much earlier than the original end of the test match.

But this time, they had miss-cued, and under-estimated the Pakistani bowling attack. Thats why in over-confidence Ricky Ponting after winning the toss on a green-top and over-cast conditions, invited Pakistan to bowl first, in return Pakistan took the advantage and took 10 wickets of Australia first time in an inning for the first time in the series.

But here I am disagreeing with some of the comments of Australian greats that in these conditions even a mid-yorker bowling attack would have succeeded, overshadowing the exampled show of the Pakistani seem bowling, they are usually famous for doing such things, and that's why they most of the time get the unexpected what they had planned, so literally I don't have that much of regret because they can't help it showing their reaction.

On the whole Pakistan this time is playing more sensible than MCG, just keeping the fingers crossed, test match still open and lets pray for the positive result from this test match as we all know winning this test match is important for both teams to improve their rankings, in Pakistan's case it will be slight and only increase or decrease in some points and nothing on the Raking in any case but in Australia's case it will be more as it will either degrade them to 4th spot or will help them retain 3rd position.



Popular posts from this blog

Pakistan and 2011

Pakistan unexpectedly had an awesome 2011 Pakistan's Record in 2011
Test Series'Resultagainst New ZealandWon 1-0 (2)against West Indiesdrawn (2)against ZimbabweWon 1-0 (1)against Sri LankaWon 1-0 (3)against BangladeshWon 2-0 (2)
Overall Test Matches Figures for PakistanTeam Mat WonLost Tied Draw W/L Ave RPO HS LS Pakistan10 61 0 3 6.00 41.59 2.88 594 160
One Day International Series'Resultagainst New ZealandWon 3-2 (6)ICC Cricket World Cup 2011Semi Finalist 2against West IndiesWon 3-2 (5)against IrelandWon 2-0 (2)against ZimbabweWon 3-0 (3)against Sri LankaWon 4-1 (5)against BangladeshWon 3-0 (3)
Overall One Day International Matches Figures for PakistanTeam Mat WonLost Tied Draw W/L Ave

Whether you agree or not, much to learn than celebrating

More cons than pros, when we talk about the outcome of this seriesAtlast the end of Pakistan-England series about to, when Pakistan would be facing the English at Abu Dhabi tomorrow for the final and the decider T20 match, where according to the points table, both teams are equally poised but in my personal opinion, Pakistan's batting woes were exposed in this series. On the longer version, they were able to hide their weakness but in One Day and T20 series, it were exposed and not only exposed but exposed miserably. In such circumstances, even IF Pakistan able to clinch the series, still I won't be rating it as a big achievement due to genetic flaw in our batting and than fielding. Earlier it were said that out fielding and than batting were headache, I slightly differ the equation in putting batting first and than fielding, because although Pakistan DID had an exceptional 2011 but they won it on bowling basis, secondly Pakistan is going through the same phase, l…

The day after the thrashing

Today i.e. 16th June 2013, the day when Pakistan is all out from the penultimate edition of the ICC Champions Trophy, a trophy which Pakistan couldn't stage on their closet. But the time when the team was announced for Pakistan, since than whenever someone was asking me about the same including some of my Indian colleagues, I was not optimistic since what I already had heard about England and its weather at the start of their and the European summer, is very windy, cloudy, overcast and chances may that there would
going to be rain intervals for sure, and therefore in our current team there were no players except Misbah himself who could able to play the ball late and could shift gears to back foot.

As far as our bowling was concerned, I was not satisfied in a sense that no doubt pace battery was awesome but on a broader perspective it was a monotone attack because all left handers, except Wahab Riaz none was able to generate late swing or taking advantage of the la…