Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi upset after Australia beat them

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P. akistani cricketer Shahid Afridi upset after Australia beat them. As the Pakistani team suffered yet another whitewash against Australia, extending Pakistan’s losing streak to 17 Tests, former captain Shahid Afridi expressed his displeasure with the performance.

In spite of his steadfast stances, the legendary allrounder decided against criticizing the Shan Masood-led team for their 3-0 whitewash by Australia in the Test series despite facing a 3-0 whitewash in the final Test.

In his posting on the X platform, Afridi stated that he is going to be “reserving” his opinions about Pakistan’s performance. On the other hand, he gave a high praise to seamer Aamer Jamal and called him an “excellent addition to the squad”.

He said that he was proud of Australia’s performance, and was a big supporter of their never give up mindset.

I would like to express my congratulations to David Warner for his amazing career and convey my best wishes for the future to him as well.

In his farewell Test innings David Warner made 57 runs to seal Australia’s victory over Pakistan on Saturday as well as ensuring the hosts clean sweep the series 3-0 with a victory that also ensured a clean sweep of the series for Australia.

After a close encounter in the last innings, the Aussies defeated the visitors by eight wickets, bringing to an end the latter’s hopes of ending a run of 16 consecutive losses in Australia since 1995, as they lost by eight wickets.

An hour before lunch, Pakistan added a mere 47 runs to their overnight tally, as they lost three wickets in the process, to eventually be dismissed for 115 runs.

On his way to the crease, Warner shared a hug with his opening partner and childhood friend Usman Khawaja, as Warner played his 112th match before retiring from the format, as he was greeted by the tourists, who gave him a guard of honour.

For Warner, it was like he was on a mission to get his first four balls through in trademark style after Khawaja was lbw for a duck in the opening over. Warner played like a man on a mission and cut the ball through the covers in trademark style in his next two overs.

On 91-1, 39 runs from their target, he became the 37th Test batsman in history to score a half century. Australia went to lunch with the win all but in the bag when he scored a single to square leg.

Sajid Khan caught Warner in front of the wicket with a day to spare in Warner’s 75-ball innings, and Australia were 11 runs away from victory after Warner hit seven boundaries and had a couple more chances.

The crowd of more than 22,000 at Warner’s home ground, Sydney Cricket Ground, rose for a final ovation as he left the pitch, and he had been released from his one-year ban from international cricket for his part in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal.

Warner hit 26 centuries since his debut against New Zealand in 2011 and in 112 tests since then he has amassed 8,786 runs at an average of 44.59 and with a total of 112 centuries in his career.

Shortly after Warner’s departure, the home side were able to get across the line when Marnus Labuschagne (62 not out) smashed a single.

As in the second Test in Melbourne, Pakistan had only their own batting frailties to blame for missing out on the chance to snap their long losing streak in Australia despite being in a better position than they had been the first time around.

The visitors were looking good for a much higher target on a pitch that was deteriorating on Friday morning, but Josh Hazlewood (3-16) took three wickets in the penultimate over and they were unable to achieve it.

It was a terrible morning for the cricket on Saturday morning with Mohammad Rizwan scoring 28 before he was caught by Warner off Nathan Lyon’s bowling and Aamer Jamal holed out for 18 three balls later off Nathan Lyon’s bowling. It was Lyon who ended the innings for the team by bowling Hasan Ali for five runs.

It seems to be a baffling decision by captain Shan Masood that despite Jamal taking a six-wicket haul on debut in the first Test at Perth, as well as a seven-wicket haul in the first innings in Sydney, he was not brought on until after lunch in an attempt to complete a double wicket haul.

That news provided by timenews.

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