Pakistan is slowly but reviving cricket in their country. After 23 years, Australia toured Pakistan for red ball cricket. That has now followed with white ball cricket in both formats. The stadiums are packed with fans and people are happy to see international stars back in their stadiums.
Australia won a historic test series in Pakistan after fighting very hard. The battle was fought hard but Australia came up trumps 1-0. In the ODI series, Australia was missing its key players and yet put up a noteworthy performance. Eventually, they lost 2-1 to the home team.
The T20I series was a one-match affair and Australia ensured they leave with the honors. All in all, it has been a fantastic tour of Australia.
Babar shows his class
Pakistan may have lost the T20I but put up a commanding performance. Their chief performer was their captain Babar Azam who scored a fantastic 66 off 46 balls and helped the team put up a respectable 162 on the board.
Babar is one of the world’s best batsmen and is often considered just next to Virat Kohli for his consistent all format performances.
Aaron won the toss to put Pakistan to bat. In the first 6 overs, Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam put up a blitzkrieg batting performance and clocked 56 runs in the powerplay. This was a record for Pakistan against Australia in the powerplay.
The lightning start was achieved thanks to Babar Azam’s effortless stroke-making. He raced to 38 off 25 balls. The tempo did not seem to slow down after the power play as well. Babar Azam in the 6th over smashed a majestic six off Ben Dwarshuis’ bowling. Ben bowled a good length ball to Babar who simply lofted the ball over long-off. The inside-out shot resulted in an 82 meter six.
The fans were up on their feet to applaud as Babar was putting up a sensational show of batting with pure timing and class. When Babar was going full steam, Australian bowlers seemed to have no answers to his batting genius.
Sensational shot! #BoysReadyHain l #PAKvAUS pic.twitter.com/GK6YKajR4B
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) April 5, 2022