Delaying the inevitable on the fourth day of the second Test match against Australia, Shan Masood, Asad Shafiq and Mohammad Rizwan showed some resistance. However, the effort was never going to be enough as Australia recorded an innings and 48 runs victory in the Adelaide Test.
The defeat obviously didn’t go down well with the newly installed Test skipper Azhar Ali who admitted that the boys in green were poor in all the three departments of the game.
The Lahore born said that they weren’t able to execute their plans, which led to another loss. However, he picked some positives, particularly in the form of Babar Azam who showed his class against a world-class pace attack.
Sharing his views in the presentation ceremony, the 34-year old said, “Australia is a spectacular team and they proved it again. We lacked in all the three departments of the game, but we are leaving with valuable lessons. It was hard for us with an extremely inexperienced pace attack, but we hope to do well in the future.”