Twitter Reactions: Fans get emotional over Misbah’s final appearance and troll Pakistan for sluggish approach
The fans were definitely not impressed with the way Azhar Ali made the ordinary bowling look exceptional on the day.
Updated - May 12, 2017 12:54 pm
The second day of the third and final Test of the series saw the Pakistan team call the shots yet again. They resumed their overnight score of 169/2 against the hapless West Indies bowling lineup. The bowling unit of the hosts, which had castled up the visiting side for a paltry 81 in the previous game, looked very lackluster on the day. Despite the fact that the bowlers were not at their best, the Pakistani batsmen could not make the most out of the opportunity that beckoned.
Pakistan resumed the day’s play with Azhar Ali looking good for another ton and Younis Khan getting a decent start. Younis, who was playing his final Test, could manage to score onlu 18 before being dismissed by Jason Holder on 18. In walked Misbah-ul-Haq, another stalwart featuring in his final game. Misbah and Ali put on a brilliant stand to see the visitors in firm command of the game. In the process, Azhar Ali notched up another ton to continue his scintillating form.
Misbah also cruised past his individual fifty in his farewell game. However, he failed to add more to his tally of runs and perished after scoring 58. Azhar Ali followed him soon after and headed to the dressing room after notching up 127 runs in 334 balls. It was Roston Chase who cleaned him up in the game.
The fans were definitely not impressed with the way Azhar Ali made the ordinary bowling look exceptional on the day. They condemned the sluggish approach that the batsmen had during the day’s play. Sarfraz Ahmed, who came in at number 7, played a handy knock which brought back the interest of the fans on a slow-paced day.
Sarfraz hit 51 off 73 deliveries to help Pakistan stroll past 350-run mark. The tail could not do much and the innings wrapped up on 376 with Roston Chase picking four wickets. In response, West Indies finished the day with 14/0.
Here is how the fans reacted after the day’s play on the social media:
— Ali (@SpookyAly) May 11, 2017
— JaySabir (@SabirJay) May 11, 2017
— Arslan Sadiq (@Arslan_Sadiq) May 11, 2017
this is how to make the ordinary bowling look like extraordinary bowling#WIvPAK
— Adeel kiani (@theancientrock) May 12, 2017
Stumps – Day 2, West Indies 14 for 0 trail Pakistan 376 (Azhar Ali 127, Misbah 59, Azam 55, Sarfraz 51, Chase 4-103) by 362 runs #WIvPAK
— 92_NEWS HD KURD (@92NEWSHDKURD1) May 12, 2017
Most runs in Test cricket in the last 12 months:
— World Cricket Update (@wcufast) May 12, 2017
— Shayan (@PleaseResist) May 12, 2017
Pakistan's run-rate of 2.56 in their total of 376/10 is the 4th lowest in the first innings of a Test since 2004. (Totals of 350+) #WIvPAK
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) May 11, 2017
What an over from Holder! Sarfraz now has to go for runs. No other option #WIvPAK
— Pramod Ananth (@pramz) May 11, 2017
Right that's a nice little collapse,350 looks tough #WIvPAK
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) May 11, 2017
Another Test 50 for Misbah. If there's one man who hasn't aged,it's him. Still as good today as he was 20 years back.In fact, better #WIvPAK
— Hemant (@hemantbuch) May 11, 2017
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) May 11, 2017
Misbah at one stage today had just 1 run in 90 minutes. Grinding the opposition with his unique style. Last hurrah. #WIvPak
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) May 11, 2017
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) May 11, 2017
RECORD ALERT: Asian Openers to score two or more hundreds in a Test Series in West Indies: Suni Gavaskar (x2) and AZHAR ALI. #WIvPAK
— Israr Ahmed Hashmi (@IamIsrarHashmi) May 11, 2017
— Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) May 11, 2017
— Amir Sohail (@amirsohailLive) May 11, 2017