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PCB chairman Ramiz Raja said “The international aspect of the PJL and the fact that the tournament is the first of its kind, gives it the potential to become the “World Junior League”.” It was a franchise league but in a decision taken last week, the PCB took its ownership.
It was beyond expression and belief. He emerged as the Miandad of this era who had scored a six on the last ball in Sharjah. Carrying his legacy, Naseem has etched the name in Pakistan’s cricket forever.
Mohammad Rizwan’s unbeaten 78 and a late blitz by Khushdil Shah steered Pakistan to a challenging 193-2 against minnows Hong Kong in a do-or-die clash on clash. Meanwhile, a bowling masterclass from Pakistan ensured that Hong Kong was dismissed for a meager 38 runs, ensuring a win for the Men in Green by 155 runs.
Rizwan joined Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar Azam, who sits at the top of the spot. Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai’s innings of 23 (26) and 37 (28) led to a three-spot rise to 14th (611). Teammate Rahmanullah Gurbaz meanwhile moved up five spots to 29th.
The lower order steered the Netherlands within reach of a famous victory, but last man Dutt fell to a full-toss, bowled by Mohammad Wasim, who took 4-36, in the final over. Pakistan’s big breakthrough came when they removed Cooper for 62 in the 46th over. Cooper, going for a big hit to try and ease the pressure, got a leading edge, sending the ball high into the air, taken brilliantly by Zaman who had to run a long way from deep midwicket for a diving catch.
In the first test against Sri Lanka, he has shown class as he should, making 119 runs facing 244 balls with patience that shows who he is. He is the top-ranked ODI batter with a ranking of 77 points. He is also the top-ranked T20I batter. In tests, he is on number four. He is now in the Famous Big Five which includes Root, Smith, Virat Kohli, and Kane Williamson.
Since the ICC introduced the ODI and T20I player rankings, Pakistani batters have occupied the top positions. Babar Azam took the 1st position, whereas Imam ul Haq took the second position. Muhammad Rizwan has also moved on to the second in T20I rankings.
Bismah Maroof has been doing wonders being a mom and handling the responsibility on the grounds as well. She has made records along with Sidra Ameen. Sidra Ameen was also the player in the match. Bismah and Tuba Hassan has been nominated for the player of the month, which in itself is a big achievement.