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Watch: Angry Imam-ul-Haq slams his bat on the ground after mix-up with Babar Azam

By BetBarter Staff

June 11, 2022

Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam continued their dream run with the bat in the second ODI against the West Indies. Both the top-order batters hit their respective half-centuries to get the Pakistan team in a good position. They built a strong partnership worth 120 runs, but it was not always smooth for the two.

Right after the Pakistan skipper completed his half-century, the two were involved in a horrible mix-up which resulted in Imam’s run-out in the 28th over of the first innings. Imam hit the ball towards mid-wicket and ran for a quick single. Babar, on the other hand, was least interested in the single. He denied the run after Imam had almost reached the non-striking end. The throw on the striking end resulted in his run-out. The opener walked off, angrily slamming his bat on the ground.

Pakistan Cricket’s official Instagram handle posted the video of the runout. “Miscommunication results in a run out,” read the caption.

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Batting first, Imam scored 72 runs in 72 balls, while Babar scored 77 runs in 93 balls. On the other hand, no other batter could do much as West Indies bowlers successfully restricted them below 300. Akeal Hosein took three wickets, while Alzarri Joseph and Anderson Phillip took two wickets each. The men in green managed 275 runs on the board.

However, during the chase, the West Indies were unable to maintain any major partnerships. They couldn’t accomplish much except for a 67-run second-wicket stand between Kyle Mayers and Shamarh Brooks. Pakistan won by 120 runs in the end, as they consistently got wickets. Mohammad Nawaz grabbed four wickets, Mohammad Wasim Jr. took three, while Shadab Khan and Shaheen Afridi each took two.

With this win, Pakistan took a 2-0 lead and claimed the three-match ODI series. The final match of the series will be played on the 12th of June at the same venue, Multan Cricket Stadium. The Nicolas Pooran-led side would want to win the last match and avoid a whitewash.