Mohammad Rizwan made the score looking decent in the first innings of the second test as Pakistan were falling short of wickets. When everyone failed to cross the milestone of 300+, Rizwan added 72 of 139. Notably, Abid Ali and Babar Azam contributed scoring 60 of 111 and 47 of 127 to reach at least 236. The skipper Azhar Ali once again failed to impress as he could only smash 20 runs.
Rizwan’s score was appreciated on social media and by his co as he played a sensible knock on a strike rate of 51.80. He did it one the time when the team was far away from the expectations.
For the reason, Jonathan Trott, who is the batting coach of the hosts, believes his batting might not be underrated as knowing the fact that Rizwan is so often ignored and underrated by the board and fellows. He has found skills in the finisher’s batting line.
England’s batting coach finds Rizwan’s batting a challenge
“The way he plays, the skill in batting with the tail as well as something that should not be underrated,” Trott told reporters.
“Sometimes that is a challenge in itself, to maneuver the ball and field so you are on strike again. He looks like a nuggety player who wants to get stuck in which is what you want as a fielder from your keeper and as a batter,” Trott added.
As England began for their first innings on Day 4, Shaheen grabbed Rory Burns earlier which must have given hopes to Pakistan to pick up some more later.
The match is slightly heading towards a draw amidst the bad weather conditions at Southampton. Also, the floodlights installed at Ageas Bowl interrupted due to some reasons which have made the game harder to continue.