Former Pakistani sprinter Shoaib Akhtar was impressed by Pakistan’s aggressive brand of cricket in the second ongoing Test against Sri Lanka at SSC in Colombo. He coined the term Pakball after the team led by Babar Azam dominated the opposition on Day 1.
pakistan has adopted england bazball focus on the ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka. The team led by Babar Azam have shown signs of great aggressiveness and have impressed many with the approach they took in this game.
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Pakistan first dismissed Sri Lanka with 166 runs and after that, he was happy from his end with the bat. They looked to score runs rather than block and made sure to keep the fans entertained. The visitors scored runs at the rate of over 5 and did not allow the Sri Lankan batsmen to settle.
Abdullah Shafique (74*) and Shan Masood (51) were the main architects behind the destruction as they wrestled with and crushed the Sri Lankan bowlers all over the park. Pakistan scored 145 runs in just 28.2 overs before the umpires stopped it on day 1.
After his impressive show, Shoaib Akhtar took to his Twitter account and said: “Is PakBall becoming a thing?”
Is #PakBall become a bit of a thing?
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 24, 2023
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SL vs PAK: “Anyone who hits three points in a row will be eliminated” which is why Pakistan plays with a high strike rate – Reports
Following Pakistan’s impressive show on Day 1, the reason why they played fast has now been revealed. It is known that Pakistan had this rule in the team camp before the Sri Lanka series that anyone who hits three points in a row will be knocked out. As a result, we are seeing high scoring rates. Pakistan also did not hit any maiden today.
Pakistan had this rule in the team camp before the Sri Lanka series that anyone who hits three points in a row will be knocked out. As a result, we are seeing high scoring rates. Pakistan also did not hit any maiden today. #ThePakistanWay
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 24, 2023
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