Pakistan never ceased to surprise you with their extraordinary range of fickleness and that was on show today when two fielders restricted themselves from taking the catch, but the ball went for a six. The two couldn’t go near the ball and their judgement makes for a great laugh for the spectators.
Pakistan endured a heartbreaking seven-wicket loss in the T20 match against England at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Sunday. One-day skipper Eoin Morgan scored a quickfire 57* off 29 balls as the home team stepped up the preparation for the upcoming 2019 ODI World Cup which starts on May 30.
However, Pakistan did have their fair share of chances throughout the game especially in the second innings when England were put in a tough spot by some good Pakistani pace bowling by Shaheen Afridi and Imad Wasim. One of the game-changing moment’s of the match came during the 11th over which was being bowled by the right-arm medium pacer, Faheem Ashraf.
Eoin Morgan was new at the crease alongside former England captain Joe Root who was batting at 28 from 27 deliveries. Visiting captain Sarfraz Ahmed brought Ashraf into the attack in a bid to pick up another quick wicket and pile pressure onto the home side and that almost seemed to have worked, but only just.
Ashraf bowled a length delivery across off with Morgan on strike which the left-handed batsman sliced down the ground with pretty bad timing. The ball went straight up in the air and stayed there for a while as Pakistan Hasan Ali and Imam-ul-Haq both raced on the boundary line to take the catch and dismiss Morgan.
However, Ali and Imam both failed to communicate between themselves as they both terribly botched up the half-chance and the ball sailed over the rope for a six instead. Morgan ultimately went on to score his half-century and lead England to their second win in the build-up to the World Cup.