Salman Butt has slammed the Rawalpindi pitch, which is internet hosting the continuing first Take a look at between England and Pakistan, after the guests scored 500+ runs on Day 1. The previous Pakistan captain took a dig on the directors and pitch curator, citing that the turf does not provide any help to both spin or tempo bowlers.
Talking on his YouTube channel, Butt stated:
“13:50 – They don’t wan’t to play spin or tempo. Play a Ludo collection.”
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja additionally slammed Rawalpindi’s pitch. He stated that such pitches belong to the Darkish Ages. They aren’t an excellent commercial for Take a look at cricket.
Chatting with reporters, Raja was quoted as saying by Geo Information:
“We reside in the dead of night ages of pitches in Pakistan. It’s embarrassing for us, particularly if in case you have a cricketer as chairman.”
In a hilarious incident, Joe Root used Jack Leach’s sweat on his bald head to shine the ball in an try to get some help from the pitch.
“We have to bat no less than 4 periods” – Salman Butt on Babar Azam and Co.
Butt feels Babar Azam and Co. ought to bat for no less than 4 periods in the event that they want to attain a rating of round 600-650. He additionally warned that the character of the pitch may change, so they need to play longer to keep away from batting within the fourth innings.
On this, he stated:
“16:42 – We hope to attain no less than 600 or 650. We have to bat no less than 4 periods until Day 4 lunch. If there’s some unevenness within the pitch and one thing occurs, we additionally must play the fourth innings.”
In response to England’s 657, Pakistan had been 259/2 after 76 overs, with captain Babar Azam and Azhar Ali on the crease. Openers Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq stitched a 225-run partnership for the primary wicket to present the proper platform for middle-order batters.
Earlier on Day 1, 4 completely different England batters – Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope and Harry Brooks – hit centuries.
Zahid Mahmood was the decide of the bowlers for Pakistan with 4 wickets however conceded 235 runs. Naseem Shah additionally scalped three wickets, whereas Mohammad Ali took two wickets. Debutant Haris Rauf additionally took his maiden wicket in Exams.