I think at the start, we knew it was gonna be a little bit at the start and we probably went a little bit too hard. Three down in the first ten, always hard to come back from I thought Tommy and Bas were awesome. And then we just needed someone to go with Bas there at the end. We were sort of thinking around 250 would have had us in the game. Even if Bas and Tom had probably got another 5-10 overs in probably could have adjusted up from there. But as it was we just couldn’t get going in the lower order. (On raw pace and facing finger spin) I think the wicket this week does play well for finger spinners and he was getting quite a bit out of the surface. So yeah, it’s disappointing to probably hand a few wickets away throughout the innings. I think there are a lot of positives still to take. But it’s the same thing. We just want that win so, build on where we are and hopefully get that win on Sunday.
We have a good start with the fast bowling and a little bit of moisture and the fast bowlers bowled very well in the first 10 overs and took wickets and later on spinners Shadab and Nawaz bowled very well and took wickets. We wanted to bowl first. Definitely because in the morning it had moisture on that’s why I told you we’ll be bowling first because of a different type of pitch. Credit to the fast bowlers and spinners. ( On Salman Agha) We are trying different combinations and Agha’s second match has shown his class and is definitely the playing more game and they have more confidence and belief they played very well and today and looking forward to the next match.
Mohammad Nawaz in the player of the match:
It looks like Karachi today and I did enjoy it very much today. . I think sometimes it’s a little bit difficult because once they face 90 miles per hour, the bowlers and then they come after me but it’s sometimes it’s good as well because if I bowl in the good area so it can be like wickets coming to for me, sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s not very good. My focus is to perform as an all-rounder for my team, whether it comes to batting or bowling, I just give my 100%, and whenever my team needs, my team needs, I must perform as a rounder for them.
Pakistan vs Netherlands 2nd ODI Highlights today, Thursday 18-8-2022. 2nd ODI, Pakistan tour of Netherlands from Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam.
Toss: Netherlands, elected to bat first.
Pakistan team: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Agha Salman, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah.
Netherlands team: Vikramjit Singh, MP O’Dowd, W Barresi, BFW de Leede, TLW Cooper, SA Edwards, AT Nidamanuru, LV van Beek, TJG Pringle, A Dutt, VJ Kingma.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 5
Pakistan Won: 5
Netherlands Won: 0
Match Timings: 09:00 GMT | 11:00 Local
Umpires – Michael Gough, Nitin Bathi
TV Umpire – Rizwan Akram
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Adriaan van den Dries
Match number – ODI no. 4452