Pakistan skipper Babar Azam could not control his emotions during the second T20I against Australia at Manuka Oval on Tuesday.
In the 12th over of the first innings, Azam hit the ball at long-on and was looking to pinch a second run, which was easily available. To his surprise, Asif Ali denied the second run and sent Azam back.
Off the very next ball, Ashton Agar pushed an armer, to which Ali went for a slog sweep. But the ball was not timed to perfection and the batsman was caught by Pat Cummins at the cow-corner region.
Ali’s dismissal did not go down well with the Pakistan captain who felt had the second run been taken off the previous ball, Ali would not have been on strike and the tourists would not have lost a wicket.
Ali scored just four runs off five balls and got-out at a crucial juncture as Pakistan was looking for a big total to put on the board.
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Later, Australia chased down a modest score of 151 quite easily to take 1-0 lead with a match to go in the series.
“Credit goes to Smith. He took the game away with magnificent innings. Very disappointed. We didn’t bat well in the powerplay. Iftikhar gets the credit for the knock he played. I love the wickets here as the wickets are pretty true. I enjoy batting here in Australia,” Azam said at the post-match presentation ceremony.