On Tuesday, Pakistan Cricket captain batsman Sarfraz Ahmed showed his magic of bat on the first day of the second and final Test in Abu Dhabi. He scored 147 runs for the sixth wicket with opener Fakhar Zaman to add to the number of runs. While Fakhar Zamar scored 94 and took the Pakistan team from a precarious 57-5 to 282 all out.
Batting style of the 31-year-old cricketer caught everyone's attention on the field. He batted in such a way that all his three wickets were clearly visible to the bowler. Before giving wicket to Marnus Labuschagne's ball, he played very well to score 94.
For the weak wicketkeeping in the first Test and below-par 15-run innings that resulted in his team unable to stand on a strong position, the captain was facing calls for his sacking as Test captain.
In his previous six test inning, he made only 74 runs, to this, he said, "Yeah the pressure was there, definitely. "A lot of it. You know it's coming from all corners. Somebody is saying leave Test cricket, somebody is saying leave captaincy, some are saying leave him out of the team. When all this happens and you score runs then it's a bit of relief and then to do it in a situation where you were 57-5 and in a really bad shape..."
And now the captain of the team said the team had fought back admirably. "It's good that we scored 282 and then got two wickets, including that of Usman Khawaja because he can play a long innings, so I think it has become even for both the teams now."
A Twitter user wrote for Sarfraz:
Sarfaraz looks really confident today and I don't know really how !
Guy has been under the pump for his batting and captaincy, Pakistan lose 4 quick wickets and he comes and bats like this
Cut drive sweep flick everything
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The first Test in the two-match series ended in a draw in Dubai last week.