PAK vs WI: Watch - Babar Azam gifts five penalty runs after found guilty of illegal fielding
Babar Azam-led Pakistan has clashed with West Indies in the rescheduled 2nd ODI on 10th June, Friday. Talking about the game, Babar Azam won the toss and opted to bat.
Batting first, the hosts posted a par score of 275 runs on the board. Babar Azam has been the best with the bat for his team, scoring 77 runs which consisted of 5 fours and a six.
Adding to that, Imam-ul-Haq also had a good time with the bat, as he got run-out on 72 runs. Chasing the target, West Indies didn't get a good start as they lost Shai Hope in the very first over bowled by Shaheen Afridi.
However, Kyle Mayers and Shamarh Brooks played some good shots at the top order but both the batters had to walk back with the numbers of 33 and 42 respectively. After all, Pakistan won the match by a huge margin of 120 runs and lead the series by 2-0.
We wanted to build a partnership: Babar Azam
After defeating the visiting side, West Indies, Babar Azam, the winning captain looked happy with his team's performance on the field. Moreover, the right-handed batter shared a few words about the game in the post-match presentation.
"The wicket was double-paced early on. We wanted to build a partnership as we knew it'd be tough for new batters. Unfortunately, there was a run-out. Because of me we were 10-15 runs short. We saved him (Khushdil) for the end, because we all know what he can do in the slog overs.
I was confident that our spinners would bowl well. Nawaz was outstanding, he picked wickets at crucial moments," Babar Azam was quoted as same as in Cricbuzz.
Besides, Babar Azam was gifted free five runs after being penalized for wearing gloves on the field. As everyone knows, gloves shouldn't be worn by the fielder except the wicket-keeper on the field.
Watch the video here:
A rare thing happened tonight. West Indies were awarded 5 penalty runs due to illegal fielding by Pakistan.— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) June 10, 2022
Laws of cricket:
28.1 - No fielder other than the wicket-keeper shall be permitted to wear gloves or external leg guards. #PakvWI pic.twitter.com/WPWf1QeZcP