Last Update on: October 3rd, 2023 at 05:44 pm
Pakistan are currently playing their second and final warm-up match against Australia in Hyderabad. This is their final warm-up match ahead of their first World Cup game against the Netherlands on October 6.
The Men In Green lost their first warm-up game against New Zealand and now are under pressure to chase a big score in the second warm-up game. The positive aspect of this is that their top batters will get enough time to get some form heading into the main event.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s fielding was at its worst once again. They are known for dropping easy catches and this time around the ball managed to find its way between two converging fielders in Mohammad Wasim and Mohammad Nawaz.
On the first ball of the 23rd over of Australia’s innings bowled by Haris Rauf, Marnus Labuschagne nudged a ball towards the leg-side region. The outfield was quick in Hyderabad, but it looked like the fielders standing in the deep would stop the ball easily.
Mohammad Wasim Jr. and Mohammad Nawaz the two fielders ran towards the ball to stop it from crossing the boundary. Comically, both fielders gave up on the chase at the same time, thinking that the other fielder would stop the ball.
The ball managed to cross between the two fielders as none of them made an effort to save the boundary. Haris Rauf the bowler was unhappy in the end as Labuschagne earned himself four runs.
Seeing the sequence of events, Shikhar Dhawan could not hold himself back from taking a dit at the Pakistan fielders. Taking to X, he wrote ” Pakistan & fielding never ending love story.”
Shikhar Dhawan Takes A Jibe At Pakistan’s Fielding Effort
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) October 3, 2023
The Men In Green won their first and only World Cup title in 1992 under the leadership of Imran Khan. Since then, they are searching for their second World Cup title win.
ICC World Cup 2023 will be played in a round-robin format. Hence, each team will face the other team once during the league stage. A total of 48 games will take place among 10 teams during ICC World Cup 2023 across 10 different venues in India.