Pakistan cricket team is known for its unpredictability. They never fail to surprise you with their brilliance and also shortcomings. From the 2007 World Cup final loss to the 2017 Champions trophy victory over India, 2 two spectrums of the Pakistan cricket team is evident. Currently, Pakistan is playing Test series in West Indies. Babar Azam is leading the team, and the series hasn’t started on the right note for the visitors. Windies clinched a last-wicket thriller in the first match.
The second Test match started on August 20. Windies won the toss and elected to bowl first. A Kemar Roach inspired bowling attack ran through the Pakistan top order. In a span of 4 overs, Pakistan was reduced to 2/3. Roach and Jayden Seales accounted for all 3 batters, Abid Ali, Imran Butt, and Azhar Ali.
The Flashback of 2011 for Pakistan Cricket Team:
Pakistan team had toured West Indies in 2011 under the captaincy of Misbah Ul Haq. In the first Test match played at Providence. Darren Sammy had won the toss and chose to bat first. Windies managed to put on 226 on the board. The first innings of Pakistan weren’t much to talk about as they folded for 160 runs.
But, the major embarrassment came during the second innings. Pakistan was chasing a target of 218 runs to win the first Test. It wasn’t to be. The bowling pair of Ravi Rampaul and Kemar Roach feasted over the Pakistan top order, reducing them to 2/3. The batsmen Mohammad Hafeez, Taufeeq Umar, and Azhar Ali were back in the pavilion without troubling the scores. Pakistan went on to lose the Test match by 40 runs
Thus, creating an unwanted record where a Team lost the first 3 wickets in Test cricket for just 2 or fewer runs!! Pakistan became the only team to repeat the feat in a span of 10 years!