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Zahid Noor
Zahid Noor
Zahid Noor is associated with the Pakistan’s largest media network ARY News from Manchester United Kingdom as a News Correspondent. He also plays a vital role in reporting Sports News for A Sports.

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan women’s team’s top-order batter Sadaf Shamas reflected on the reasons for the national team’s loss against England in the first T20I of the three-match series here at Edgbaston.

Shamas, top-scored for Pakistan while chasing 164, however, Sarah Glenn’s four-wicket haul led England to a resounding 53-run victory on Saturday.

The right-handed batter, while addressing the post-match press conference, stated that the Pakistan team needs to play better cricket in middle-overs.

“We will practice more ahead of the upcoming matches, and will try to play well in the middle overs,” said Sadaf Shamas.

Talking about the match, Shamas believed that the team should have kept momentum in their hands but they failed to do so, consequently losing the match.

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“We got off to a good start and the fielding was good but we let the momentum shift in the end,” she added.

She also appreciated England batters, who batted brilliantly despite Pakistan’s good bowling.

“We tried to execute our bowling plan but England’s batters batted exceptionally well,” she concluded.

Notably, the second and third T20Is will be played in Northampton and Leeds on 17 and 19 May, respectively.

Pakistan will then take on England in a three-match ODI series, part of the ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25, scheduled to be played from 23 to 29 May in Derby, Taunton and Chelmsford.

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