3 Takeaways From Pakistan’s First T20 Against Australia That You Probably Missed

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Pakistan beat Australia comprehensively in the opening game of the three-match T20 series in UAE yesterday. So, here is a look at 3 takeaways from Pakistan’s first T20 against Australia.

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Hafeez and Imad Wasim Make a Strong Comeback

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Hafeez aka Professor and Imad Wasim made strong comebacks in Pakistan’s T20 eleven. Professor made a quick fire 39 of only 30 balls while batting at the one down position while Imad Wasim was sensational as he claimed 3 Aussie wickets for 20 runs only; a performance that earned him the “Player of the Match” award.

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Hence, with the monkey of the back, both all-rounders can now breathe easy.

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Pressure Mounts on Asif Ali and Hussain Talat

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Islamabad United boys Asif Ali and Hussain Talat were dubbed as the find of PSL 2018 by coach Mickey Arthur. However, despite showing promise early on both middle order batsmen now find themselves in trouble.

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Asif Ali during the last few limited over games has completely failed to deliver as a finisher and therefore, has little margin for error from here onwards. Hussain Talat, on the other hand, is likely to face an end of the road scenario in Pakistan’s playing eleven for a little while at least as Shoaib Malik is all set to replace him in the next match that will be played in Dubai.

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A Nightmarish 2018 for the Australians

From ball tampering controversy in South Africa to losing 6 wickets for 22 runs only in UAE; Australia has had a nightmarish 2018 so far without a shadow of doubt.

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It is only obvious then that the Aussie boys will be low on confidence when they travel to Dubai for the next T20. However, Pakistan still cannot afford to be complacent against a dressing room that will be hurt and maybe even looking for vengeance following yesterday’s performance.