Sarfaraz Ahmed asks Azhar Ali to stay strong after first Test defeat
KARACHI: Wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed on Monday asked Test skipper Azhar Ali to stay strong after England defeated Pakistan by three wickets in the first Test match of three-match series at Old Trafford.
England is now taking a lead of 1-0. Azhar Ali was criticised for his pathetic performance as he scored just 18 runs in the first innings.
Sarfaraz was not part of the Playing XI in the first test. He said Pakistan Would bounce back.
Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali has said the series against England is not over yet after the hosts notched a dramatic victory on day four of the first Test in Manchester.
It was a particularly bitter defeat for Pakistan as they had been the better side for much of this Test.
Scores of First Test:
Pakistan 326 and 169.
England 219 and 277 for the loss of seven wickets.
Shan Masood was declared man of the match.
Second test will played on August 13 in Southampton.