Peshawar Zalmi of Babar Azam was defeated by Shaheen Afridi’s Lahore Qalandars and thrown out of Pakistan Super League. Captain Babar himself became the biggest reason for his team’s defeat.
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Lahore. Shaheen Afridi’s Lahore Qalandars Babar Azam Peshawar Zalmi has been thrown out of the Pakistan Super League. In Eliminator 2, Lahore beat Peshawar by 4 wickets. Batting first, Babar’s team had given a target of 172 runs, which Lahore achieved at the loss of 6 wickets in the first 7 balls. Mirza Bagh, who scored 54 runs in 42 balls, was the player of the match. After being out of the league, Babar Azam told the reason for the defeat and in the reason given, he himself became the biggest reason for the defeat.
Babar said that the score was low, the way the team started, the score was close to 100 in 11 overs. After this the runs became less. Lahore bowlers bowled well. He cited slow batting as the reason for the defeat. Now if we talk about Babar’s score, he returned to the pavilion on the third ball of the 12th over after getting out LBW off Rashid Khan. Even though he scored 42 runs, he faced 36 balls after that.
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Babar’s slow batting
Babar cited slow batting as the reason for the defeat. Now if we talk about Babar’s score, he returned to the pavilion on the third ball of the 12th over after getting out LBW off Rashid Khan. Even though he scored 42 runs, he faced 36 balls after that. He hit 7 fours during this. His strike rate was 116.66, which was the lowest after Aamer Jamal. In the over in which Babar is talking about getting less runs, he himself was present at the crease at that time. He said that some runs were short.
Babar could not take advantage
Babar’s slow batting is being criticized a lot. He batted slowly when Mohammad Haris was also standing at the other end. At that time, Babar needed to take the score forward by batting fast, but he could not do so, due to which his team had to bear the loss. Peshawar Only 171 runs were scored for 5 wickets and Lahore achieved their target very easily.
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