Babar Azam regrets mistakes after Pakistan lost to India in T20 World Cup 2024: Too many points, quick wickets

New Delhi,UPDATED: June 10, 2024 01:59 IST

Captain Babar Azam said that Pakistan could not execute their plans perfectly in the high-voltage match against India in the T20 World Cup 2024. On Sunday, June 9, Pakistan could not chase 120 and lost to India by 6 runs at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. By losing both their matches against the United States and India, the Men in Green are on the verge of being eliminated from the competition.

Babar said dot balls and quick wickets did not help Pakistan in any way in their chase. The captain said that the batsmen of his team needed to rotate the strike and score around 45 runs, but they failed to perform against the form of the Indian bowling attack.

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“We were not up to the task”

“I think they bowled well after 10 overs. We were chasing 120, they ran us with the ball for the first 10 overs, but consecutive wickets and then (we left too much at the end). The tactic was simple, play normally, “Rotate strike, 5 -6 and over, but in that period we had too many dot balls, the pressure was on us and we lost three quick wickets. “I can’t expect too much from those who end up in the queue.” Babar said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

“We weren’t up to par in the first six overs, we had targeted 40-45 runs, we haven’t capitalized properly. The pitch looked decent, the ball was going well. A little slow, some balls bounce a little more, but you expect that with a dropped pitch.” Babar added.

The bowlers did an excellent job for Pakistan, restricting India to 119 in 19 overs. Mohammad Rizwan scored 31 runs off 44 balls, but once Jasprit Bumrah dismissed him in the 15th over, Pakistan’s batting capitulated.

Pakistan will take on Saad Bin Zafar’s Canada on Tuesday, January 11 at the same venue in New York. A loss in their next game would officially knock them out of the tournament. As far as India is concerned, it rose to the top of the table with 4 points and a net run rate of +1.455.

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June 10, 2024