Wednesday Sep 21, 2022
Karachi: Pakistan cricket team’s spin bowler Usman Qadir feels that 158 was a total that his team should have defended, however, he is hopeful that Pakistan will bounce back in the series.
England had successfully chased the target of 159 for the loss of 4 wickets in 19.2 overs to win the first T20I by 6 wickets and take 1-0 lead in 7 match series.
But, the 29-year-old Qadir feels that the total was good enough for bowlers to defend.
“I think it was a decent total, we should’ve bowled according to plans but unfortunately we bowled away from wicket and also England played very good cricket to chase the score,” he told Geo in an exclusive interview after the first T20I at National Stadium.
“We should’ve defended it with the bowling strength that we have, our batters did post a defendable total, we tried to bowl according to given plan but sometimes such situation arises when you’ve to tilt from your actual plan, nevertheless credit to England for good cricket,” the young spinner said.
He, however, was hopeful that Pakistan will bounce back in the series.
“We will try to learn from our mistakes and do well in next matches,” he hoped.
Usman took 2 wickets conceding 36 runs in his allocated quota of four overs.
The leg spinner, who has played 20 T20Is for Pakistan, hailed Karachi’s crowd and said that the enthusiasm of fans at stadium makes everyone enjoy the game.
“The good thing about our home crowd is that they come to stadium in big numbers to support the teams and they cheer for every team making such an atmosphere which is enjoyable for everyone,” he concluded.