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“Must Learn How To…”: Pakistan Star Reacts After T20 World Cup Final Loss vs England


Pakistan can boast of reaching the World Cup final but now their youth team must take the next step – learning how to end tight matches, says batter Shan Masood on Sunday. Babar AzamEngland’s men pushed England all the way at the Melbourne Cricket Ground but failed five wickets with six balls left after aiming to run under the 138 mark to win. Masood scored the highest with 38 and said he took the responsibility of not staying longer to get a larger total.

“There are periods especially with the bat where we can get things done really well,” he said.

“Personally, I take the blame for that. We were aiming for 170 and looking at the way the innings ended, we could have used a hitter to stay and take us to at least 155-160. , that would be good on that field.”

Instead, they failed, leaving their famous speed attack to concede England. But Ben Stokes52 games unbeaten was enough to take his side to a second T20 World Cup title after their 2010 win.

Pakistan gets a hit in bowler attack Shaheen Afridi was injured while catching Harry Brooks in the abyss and was unable to complete his last two passes upon death.

“We could have done it with his two voiceovers at the end,” says Masood.

“I hope he’s okay. It’s his knee. From what I’m hearing, all of his ligament exams are clear.”

Despite the defeat, Pakistan’s performance in Australia exceeded expectations after they lost their first two Super 12 games to India and Zimbabwe and reached the semi-finals following South Africa’s shock loss to the Netherlands. a week ago.

Masood thinks the youth team has a bright future, but needs to learn how to win in tough moments.

“The games that we won, we won them pretty comfortably,” he said.

“The good news is that when we lost, we lost very close games. So you realize that these things are in your own hands.

“Three games we lost to India, Zimbabwe and now England, there are chances that we could have closed those games.

“I think the next step this young team has to take is to perfect the games, finish the close moments.

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“But I just feel the way Babar is leading this team, the leadership team in Shadab (Khan) and (Mohammad) Rizwan, I have no doubt that with future World Cups this team will be a match. threatens frequently and is at the top of the team.”

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