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Melbourne Take a look at: Mohammad Hafeez ‘inconsistent umpiring’ for defeat

Mohammad Hafeez
Pakistan’s group director Mohammad Hafeez put partial blame on “inconsistent umpiring and expertise curse” after the guests fell 79-run quick throughout their chase of 317 within the second Take a look at towards Australia on the Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG) on Friday.

Hafeez addressed a presser after the match and didn’t maintain again in any respect as he hit out on the inconsistent choices by the umpires which performed their half throughout Pakistan’s loss in Melbourne.

“We made some errors as a group, we take that and we are going to tackle these issues. However on the similar time, I consider [that] inconsistent umpiring, expertise curse, actually given us a end result which ought to’ve been completely different,” Hafeez advised in a press convention.

“Pakistan didn’t make a comeback after choice given towards Mohammad Rizwan. We have been very near the victory in Melbourne Take a look at however I am very hopeful Pakistan can win Sydney Take a look at.”

He additionally addressed Babar Azam, who has been failing to attain large in red-ball cricket because the 29-year-old completed the 12 months 2023 with out scoring a single half-century.

“Babar is a good participant. We want him to attain large in upcoming matches. He’s batting rather well within the nets. We glance ahead for Babar to play a match-winning innings for Pakistan in Sydney Take a look at,” he added.

It have to be famous Hafeez’s feedback got here after Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan was given out controversially. The timing of the dismissal was essential because the guests regarded have been batting comfortably throughout their chase of 317 runs.

Australia’s skipper Pat Cummins appealed for a caught behind within the 61st over of Pakistan’s second innings however the umpire gave it not out. After which the Australian captain determined to evaluation the choice as he thought Rizwan may need gloved it.

After the third umpire took a have a look at the attraction from completely different angles and reckoned that there was a spike because the ball handed the wrist band so the on-field umpire was requested to alter his choice.

Nonetheless, the hotspot confirmed no mark because the 31-year-old regarded away from the ball on the final second. Rizwan, who was positive that he did not get something on it, went again to the hut in utter disbelief.

Rizwan was batting on 35 runs, with Pakistan 98 runs away from victory, when the incident befell.

Pakistan will play the final Take a look at towards Australia in Sydney, which is able to start on January 3.