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 Haider got here in with Pakistan 2-1 after the lack of Fakhar Zaman at Outdated Trafford but struck his second ball in worldwide cricket, from off-spinner Moeen Ali, for a hovering six.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.

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“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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