Pakistan’s fast bowler Hasan Ali has been a vital part of the national cricket team. He played a substantial role by taking wickets when it mattered the most in the vital phase of the game. The pacer is currently part of the ongoing tour of West Indies (4 T20Is and 2 Tests).
The T20I opener took place at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown on July 28, Wednesday. Pakistan won the toss and invited West Indies to bat first. The Caribbeans who recently defeated Australia in the T20I series by 4-1 got off to a sluggish start. They lost Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle and Andre Russell for cheap scores.
Nicholas Pooran was looking to take the attack to the cleaners when he thumped 2 brilliant sixes. However, his innings was cut short by Mohammad Hafeez. While batsmen failed to up the ante in the first innings, West Indies’ limited-overs captain Kieron Pollard lifted the team’s morale by smacking 22 off 9 balls including 2 sixes and a four.
West Indies lost half of their batting line-up when they scored 85 in 9 overs. Meanwhile, torrential downpour stole the spotlight and interrupted the passage of the play. It was raining for a long time and thus the match was cancelled. Persistent rain first reduced the opening T20I to a nine-over contest before finally washing away the match.
Hasan Ali makes a terrible mistake on the field
Pakistani pacer Hasan Ali made a terrible mistake on the field while trying to run Kieron Pollard out. The incident happened during the 8th over when Hasan Ali delivered a slower delivery which triggered Pollard to go for a big shot. However, Pollard didn’t connect the ball with brute force as he hit the ball behind the wicketkeeper.
However, Azam Khan sprinted only to collect the ball near the boundary rope. At this time, Hasan Ali sprinted towards the striker’s end for a backup since the wicketkeeper was nowhere near the stumps. Pollard completed the single and tried his best to reach the striker’s end.
But Hasan Ali made a mistake as he failed to catch the ball in the first place. Had he caught the ball, he would have surely run Pollard out since the captain was miles short of the crease. Hasan Ali might have committed a serious mistake but he was really good with the ball as he took 2 wickets in 2 overs, conceding 11 runs.