So – the much awaited #EngVsPak series has begun. Today is the first test match. Pakistan has won the toss and elected to bat first.
I recon this is first test series between England and Pakistan in England after the famous 2010 test series. So its legit when I say,
#EngVsPak – Cricket Fever Back On!
Pakistan Cricket team is awesome and we have some crazy cricket fans around. They never fail to amuse. They go from dancing with joy, to curse and sob the very player in span of an over. And more importantly, express all their emotions quite openly on Social media. Hashtag #EngVsPak started trending as soon as the coin was flipped for toss.
All eyes set on Mohammad Amir. English media is constantly targeting Mohammad Amir and calling him names. Amir has stunned all the critics in practice and side matches with his performance. Masters of the game have reacted quite differently on seamer’s return. Our local Pakistani media hasn’t decided whose side it is on, yet. Most of all the need of the hour is to back Mohammad Amir. Misbah, for that matter is backing Mohammad Amir quite well.
Apart from Amir, the other player in question is Yasir Shah. Yasir is one of the finest leg spinners playing today. He has the variety and ability to destroy England team on lord’s pitch and conditions. This test series will be a great exposure and experience for Yasir Shah as well.
This #EngVsPak cricket series is quite critical in many ways. A test for Micky Arthur, Pakistan’s new coach. Misbah, the cool & calm and most successful test captain for Pakistan. Mohammad Amir, for all eyes set on him specially after his performance against somerset. Yasir Shah, as this is his first series after ban and he will be exploring England’s pitches & conditions for the first time. Lets hope, pray and wish – team green performs.
Pakistan, as usual struggling at the moment with 69/2. Openers Muhammad Hafeez and Shan Masood failed to provide a decent start.
Anyhow, in the meanwhile lets chant Go Team Green!
Pakistan ends first day at 282/6 with Captain Misbah ul Haq still on the crease with maiden 100 at Lord’s. Moment of the day was surely Misbah’s unique celebration after scoring 100. Here’s how he celebrated in case you missed:
So here’s the thing, Pakistan has won first test match. Thanks to century by skipper Misbah in the first innings and some quality leg spin by Yasir Shah overall claiming 10 wickets. Amir, Rahat and Wahab played their respective roles quite well.
Here’s the new celebration style by Pakistani team: