Video of Fastest 50 of T20 World Cup 2021 : Shoaib Malik : 6 Sixes News

Video of Fastest 50 of T20 World Cup 2021 : Shoaib Malik : 6 Sixes

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Time icon November 7, 2021

Pakistan vs Scotland, 41st Match, Group 2 (N), Sharjah, Nov 7 2021, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

Match Result: Pakistan won by 72 runs

Player of the Match: Shoaib Malik

Babar Azam: “We are confident about each other’s ability. We are playing as a unit and hence playing consistent cricket. We wanted to bat first. We couldn’t play well in the PP. Hafeez played well and so did Malik. He used his experience and played well towards the end. We have been confident. We would want to continue with the same momentum. Dubai is one of the best stadiums. We love the fans over here and there as well. The way they come and cheer for us is amazing.”

Kyle Coetzer: “I thought we really bowled well. Specially in the PP. When you know the kind of quality Pakistan has in the batting department, they will get hold of you. It is a huge occasion for associate nations. Going home, we hope we have inspired people back home. If you play hard enough, you can be a part of the competition like this. We have got some fantastic players in our group. Playing in these conditions was challenging for us. And then we will assess what would be the challenges when we play the WC in Australia.”

It was a strong performance. We know how dangerous this side is, they have got match-winners in all departments. It was nice to set the tone with the ball first up, take some early wickets which is always good and restricting them to a below-par score on a 150-155 surface. In the second innings, we knew there were big threats to navigate and we tried to suck things up and get as close as we could. We would have batted first today, it’s not been the case in a number of the surfaces here.

It’s certainly been a challenge to adjust quickly playing at three different venues. That’s the beauty of the game. We know we have got another strong challenge coming up in a few days time but really pleasing outing today for the team. Great fielding effort as well, that was outstanding. With the day games, it’s important to set the tone in the park and bring that energy and we saw that from everybody.

They (Australia) are a very strong side, for us it’s important we keep learning and focus on the sort of cricket we want to play. It’s been an incredibly tough competition and we’ve seen a lot of tight games as well. We are looking forward to the occasion.

Shoaib Malik, Player of the Match: “As we saw in the previous games if we don’t lose wickets early then there’s a chance of putting a good total in the end and that’s been the talk in the dressing room, to get to 150 and not give any early wickets. If you’re playing on a good track, then you take a couple of balls to get your eye in before you start attacking, but on these tracks, you might take 6-8 balls, assess the conditions and then start playing your shots. Win is a big thing, you take a lot of confidence going deep into the tournament. For myself, I’m in good form and I want to be more consistent which can help the team, still fit and it’s going to be a big game (Semis) and we are going to give our best shot.”

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