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‘Wanted to keep things simple’- Mohammad Nawaz

Mohammad Nawaz, Six Sports

Mohammad Nawaz played a crucial role in the run chase. This helped the team beat their arch-rivals in one thriller game of super 4s. Chasing a challenging high score set by India (182), Nawaz the go-to player of the team went on to hit 71 runs off 51 balls this match. He played very good innings.

Nawaz’s 42 runs off 20 balls didn’t bother enough as Khush Dil shah and Iftikhar Ali completed a deserving victory for the men in green. Nawaz along with Rizwan posted a mammoth partnership of 73 in just 6.5 overs. This made the Indian team worry more about the happenings of the game.

Yuzvendra Chahal who was amazing in the first match against the same rivals didn’t look in form. He was put to run on all sides of the park. Furthermore, alongside Chahal, Hardik Pandya who was the player of the match in the previous game failed to make an impact.

While speaking to the broadcasters after the match Mohamad Nawaz said

“Want to keep things simple. Basic things like line and length. The effort is to turn one or two deliveries to put doubt in the batter’s mind. Legspinners were in operation and there was one short boundary as well. Needed around 10 runs per over at that time. I had clarity about going for it if it was in my area. Sometimes in a high-pressure situation when you’re looking to go hard, you tend to lose shape,”

While Chahal was hit to every side of the boundary, Hardik Pandya’s short ball tactic failed. each passing over Rohit Sharma was getting furious and this could be seen on his face easily throughout. Although, the pacer Avesh missed the game. Ravi Bishnoi stepped up and gave a good fight to the rivals.

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