PAK vs BAN: Watch - Imam-ul-Haq Gets Castled By Mehidy Hasan Miraz As He Tries To Hit Him For Six
PAK vs BAN: Watch - Imam-ul-Haq Gets Castled By Mehidy Hasan Miraz As He Tries To Hit Him For Six [PC: X]

Last Update on: September 6th, 2023 at 11:33 pm

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Imam-ul-Haq was the chief architect with the bat in their 7-wicket win over Bangladesh in the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup 2023. But he surely would’ve wanted to finish the game for his team after the sort of touch he looked in. 

Although he was lucky quite a few times, Imam-ul-Haq batted superbly and made sure that his side got a good start against Bangladesh. The batter played crips shots and put the bowlers under pressure. 

Imam-ul-Haq after reaching his half-century looked in a hurry as he tried to finish the game for his team. The batter hit Mehidy Hasan Miraz for six and four in the over and he looked for another big shot. But he ended up getting bowled in search of a six. 

Mehidy Hasan Miraz bowled a pitched-up delivery to which and got some drift on it. The ball slid on with the angle. Imam-ul-Haq tried to smack it but he got beaten on the inside edge as he went across the line. The ball went on to hit the stumps. Here’s the video: 

Imam-ul-Haq smashed 78 runs off 84 balls along with 5 fours and 4 sixes. He also stitched an 85-run partnership with Mohammad Rizwan, who scored an unbeaten 63 runs to take his team home. Notably, the Southpaw averages 261 against Bangladesh in ODIs. 

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PAK vs BAN: Not the most fluent innings – Imam-ul-Haq on his 78-run knock 

Imam-ul-Haq also opened up about his knock. He admitted that it wasn’t the fluent innings that but he’s happy that things he’s working on are coming off. He also lauded the pacers in this team. Speaking after the match, he explained: 

“Not the most fluent innings. The ball was seaming around, but I’m happy because I’ve been working on my backfoot game. We discussed about NRR, we thought we could chase within 36 overs and luckily me and Rizwan had a good partnership, and we could close the game like this. (On the pacers) They are remarkable, I want them to bowl another 2 months like this. God bless them!” 

Imam-ul-Haq will be next seen in action when Pakistan will take on India in the Super Four clash on Sunday (10th September) in Colombo.