T20 WC: Pakistan Stunned by Defeat Against USA, Skipper Babar Admits Complacency

Pakistan was stunned by the Super Over defeat to USA in their T20 World Cup opening match.

Co-hosts USA bagged its first win, edging out former champions and last tournament’s finalists Pakistan in the Super Over in Dallas on Thursday.

Pakistan Skipper Babar Azam conceded that his team failed to come good in any department of the game.

Pakistan had lost to Zimbabwe in the last T20 World Cup in Australia. Recently the ‘Men In Green’ were beaten by Ireland during a bilateral series.

“See, if you don’t execute your plan against any team, then whatever team it is, they will beat you. So, I believe that we are not up to the mark in executing. We are doing well in preparation but in the match, we are not executing our plans as a team,” Babar said after the match.

“I am upset. We are not playing good in all three departments.”

Pakistan were reeling at 26/3 but Babar and Shadab Khan managed to score 63 in the next six overs. When it looked like Pakistan was into the game, Nosthush Kenjige took wickets of Shadab and Azam Khan off successive deliveries in the 13th over with Babar following them a couple of overs later.

For six overs, Pakistan did not capitalise properly. After the 10th over the Pakistanis got some momentum, but again they lost too many wickets and the momentum was gone.

Pakistan didn’t show up much in their bowling. Spinners Shadab and Iftikhar Ahmed conceded 37 runs in four overs.

“After 10 overs, we did come back but I think the way they finished game in the Super Over, the credit goes to the US team,” Babar said.

Pakistan will face arch-rivals India on Sunday in the T20 World Cup.

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