Salman Butt has slammed the Rawalpindi pitch, which is internet hosting the continued first Check between England and Pakistan, after the guests scored 500+ runs on Day 1. The previous Pakistan captain took a dig on the directors and pitch curator, citing that the turf would not supply any help to both spin or tempo bowlers.
Talking on his YouTube channel, Butt stated:
“13:50 – They don’t wan’t to play spin or tempo. Play a Ludo collection.”
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja additionally slammed Rawalpindi’s pitch. He stated that such pitches belong to the Darkish Ages. They aren’t a terrific commercial for Check cricket.
Chatting with reporters, Raja was quoted as saying by Geo Information:
“We stay in the dead of night ages of pitches in Pakistan. It’s embarrassing for us, particularly you probably have a cricketer as chairman.”
In a hilarious incident, Joe Root used Jack Leach’s sweat on his bald head to shine the ball in an try to get some help from the pitch.
“We have to bat at the least 4 classes” – Salman Butt on Babar Azam and Co.
Butt feels Babar Azam and Co. ought to bat for at the least 4 classes in the event that they want to attain a rating of round 600-650. He additionally warned that the character of the pitch might change, so they need to play longer to keep away from batting within the fourth innings.
On this, he stated:
“16:42 – We hope to attain at the least 600 or 650. We have to bat at the least 4 classes until Day 4 lunch. If there may be some unevenness within the pitch and one thing occurs, we additionally need to play the fourth innings.”
In response to England’s 657, Pakistan have been 259/2 after 76 overs, with captain Babar Azam and Azhar Ali on the crease. Openers Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq stitched a 225-run partnership for the primary wicket to provide the proper platform for middle-order batters.
Earlier on Day 1, 4 totally different England batters – Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope and Harry Brooks – hit centuries.
Zahid Mahmood was the choose of the bowlers for Pakistan with 4 wickets however conceded 235 runs. Naseem Shah additionally scalped three wickets, whereas Mohammad Ali took two wickets. Debutant Haris Rauf additionally took his maiden wicket in Exams.