While Australia missed a few key players in the selected squad, a few of them were not ready for the game due to various issues such as injury and COVID. Hence, it was expected that Pakistan will have it easy in the first ODI at Lahore. However, the game ended with the Aussies winning the encounter by 88 runs. In this article, we take a look at how Twitter reacted as Australia thrash Pakistan in the first ODI at Lahore.
Australia thrash Pakistan in the first ODI at Lahore
Winning the toss, Pakistan put Australia to bat first. It was not a decision that worked for Babar Azam and co. Travis Head, who opened the batting, was in top touch as he made 101 runs in just 72 deliveries. He was aided by the likes of Ben McDermott and Cameron Green, who came up with crucial knocks. Australia ended the first innings at 313-7.
Considering the state of the pitch, Pakistan had a good chance to win the game. They also started well. Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam stitched a vital partnership. While the former got a century, the captain got out for 57. However, from then on, it was a collapse for the home team. Pakistan was bundled out for 225 and the Aussies notched up a comfortable win. With this, they go 0-1 up in the series.
Twitter reacts to Pakistan’s dismal performance
Pakistan lost the final game in the Test series. Hence, they were under pressure to do well in ODIs. Things were going to their advantage as Australia was missing important players. Yet, the Pakistan squad failed to deliver. With the ball, they leaked a few too many runs while they were disappointing with the willow. Had the batters taken more onus on them, they could have at least come close to the target. Twitter had varying reactions to the game. Here are a few in the below section:
Where are those people who were saying that Pakistan will take advantage of the absense of Australia's main squad
— Shehryar Khann (@KhannShehryar) March 29, 2022Advertisement
Team Pakistan against Australia: pic.twitter.com/R7UBNlxKVuAdvertisement
— … (@HBA_162) March 29, 2022
Dear Pakistan Cricket Team, Stick to playing minnows. You'll never see heaven for making me bankrupted 🙂 Congratulations Australia & I'll surely comeback with new bet tomorrow 🙂 pic.twitter.com/F3KchDxyv8
— KH SAKIB 🇧🇩 (@Crickettalkss) March 29, 2022Advertisement
Pakistan loosing from Australia's C team #AUSvPAK pic.twitter.com/LBwpkdqbcuAdvertisement
— Tooba A proud 🇵🇰 (@pakistanikudii) March 29, 2022
Pakistan needs to break psychological barrier against Australia! Be it in Australia!Be it at neutral venue!Be it at home soil! Pakistan in recent times has always remained under pressure and unlucky infront of Australia! The domination of Australia over Pakistan is clear #PAKvAUS
— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) March 29, 2022Advertisement
Poor negative slow batting approach since they got a new batting coach Mohammed Yousaf. #AUSvsPAK #Cricket #BabarAzam𓃵 #Pakistan #oneday #AustraliaAdvertisement
— Kamran Gill (@EvangelistKam) March 29, 2022
Pakistan lose another crucial points in super league. Unable to chase easy target. Australia is a nightmare for Pakistan. #PAKvAUS
— rehan abdullah (@rehanabdullah26) March 29, 2022Advertisement
Can't wait for the day when Pakistan will win from Australia #AUSvsPAKAdvertisement
— Surviving On Cricket (@FatimaFarooqAli) March 29, 2022
It takes lot of aggression to win against Australia. Pakistan have been too lenient on this aspect. #PAKvAUS
— Lee (@Salmans_driver) March 29, 2022Advertisement