(CTN News) – Pakistan Test captain Shan Masood expressed his disappointment after a heavy loss to Australia in the first Test at Perth.
He admitted that Pakistan lacked urgency in their batting and missed the opportunity to score more runs. Shan also highlighted the need for greater discipline from the bowlers.
However, he remained positive and praised the performances of the debutant bowlers, stating that there were many positive aspects to take forward from the match.
It is important to highlight that Pakistan’s pursuit of a 450-run target ended in disappointment as they were dismissed for a mere 89 runs.
Despite the efforts of Saud Shakeel, who top-scored with 24 runs, the visitors were unable to overcome the formidable pace attack of the Australian team, led by Nathon Lyon.
This resulted in a swift conclusion of the game within four days. Australia, on the other hand, declared their innings at 233-5 on the fourth day after Pakistan had been dismissed for 271 in their first innings.
The defeat was a humbling experience for Pakistan, and their Test captain Shan Masood acknowledged that they could have batted quicker in the first innings to minimize the lead. He also emphasized the need for the bowlers to be more disciplined.
Despite the loss, Masood found positives in the performance of the debutants and believed that there were lessons to be learned from facing the Australian attack.
It is worth mentioning that Pakistan’s pursuit of a 450-run target ended in disappointment as they were dismissed for a mere 89 runs.
Saud Shakeel emerged as the top scorer for the visitors with 24 runs, but it was not enough to prevent their defeat. The Australian team, led by Nathon Lyon and their formidable pace attack, proved too strong for Pakistan, ultimately concluding the game within four days.
Australia, after dismissing Pakistan for 271 in their first innings, declared at 233-5 on the fourth day, having scored 487 in their innings.