England vs Pakistan: Justin Langer Hails

Haider Ali scored 54 runs as Pakistan defeated England within the third T20I.© Twitter

Australia coach Justin Langer praised Pakistan’s “unbelievable” Haider Ali after {the teenager} marked his worldwide debut with a glowing fifty in opposition to England. The 19-year-old made 54, turning into the primary Pakistan batsman to attain a half-century in his first Twenty20 worldwide because the tourists beat England by five runs in a last-ball thriller in Manchester on Tuesday. Haider got here in with Pakistan 2-1 after the lack of Fakhar Zaman at Outdated Trafford but struck his second ball in worldwide cricket, from off-spinner Moeen Ali, for a hovering six.

“He is unbelievable,” stated Langer in a convention name Wednesday from Southampton, the place Australia start a three-match Twenty20 sequence of their very own in opposition to England later this week.

“Pakistan as we have at all times identified, they’re like a sleeping big. They have a lot expertise, it is like India, it is thrilling to look at.”

Pakistan’s tour-ending victory meant the three-match T20 sequence completed all sq. at 1-1, with one rain-marred no outcome.

The sport was additionally notable for a stand of precisely 100 between Haider and 39-year-old veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who made an unbeaten 86.

Requested if he had ever been concerned in a partnership that includes the same age hole, former Australia opening batsman Langer replied: “My expertise of that was with Shaun Marsh.

“I’ve identified him since he was born. Geoff Marsh (Shaun’s father) and Michelle, they’re nice pals of mine. Geoff was my first captain.


“We performed collectively when he was 17 or 18 for Western Australia. I perceive that have for the Pakistanis final night time. It is nice to see these younger children are available in and play.

“He (Haider) hit a six off his second ball in worldwide cricket — it is thrilling to look at.”

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