- Pakistan lead the collection 1-0
- Babar Azam seems to be for “convincing victory” at present
- We gave away too many runs over the past overs within the 1st ODI, says Babar Azam
JOHANNESBURG: Pakistan and South Africa will lock horns as soon as once more within the second ODI at present on the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, with Babar Azam eyeing a extra convincing victory towards the Proteas at present.
Pakistan lead the collection 1-0 when it gained the primary match towards the house facet by 3 wickets. Pakistan, at one time limit, appeared to be cruising in direction of victory earlier than a flurry of wickets fell and made the match an fascinating one.
The Pakistani captain, however, needs his staff to fare even higher in at present’s ODI.
“We are looking forward to wrap up the series by winning the second ODI,” stated Babar Azam in a video launched by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). “Though we managed to beat South Africa in the first game, I think there is room for improvement. We should have won it convincingly.”
Azam stated the staff wouldn’t repeat the errors it made within the first ODI, like making a gift of too many runs within the ultimate overs.
“We could have restricted the hosts to a lower total as we completely dominated the early hours, removing their top-order within the first 20 overs of the match,” he stated, including that the Pakistani bowlers did brilliantly.
The skipper additionally lamented some “wreckless shots” that have been performed by the Pakistani batsman whereas trying the chase.
“We hope not to repeat these mistakes in the second ODI. We have to show more professionalism and win the second and with it the series,” he stated.
Pakistan is unlikely to make any change to the XI that performed the primary match.
A staff official advised The Information that adjustments have been unlikely. “But it depends on the wicket that will be there,” he added.