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Pak vs Ind | Why did Mohammad Nawaz bowl the final over?
Since Pakistan’s five-wicket loss to India in the 2022 Asia Cup on Monday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, several opinions have been spoken. The final over, bowled by Mohammad Nawaz of Pakistan, is being cited as an example of a crucial moment that could have changed the outcome of the game. India needed to score only seven more runs to win. On the very first delivery, Nawaz got rid of Ravindra Jadeja, giving the team hope of winning. With Hardik Pandya at the plate after he hit a single on the following pitch. The next delivery was the winning one for India, as Pandya blasted a six off of it.
The choice to have Nawaz bowl the final over has sparked heated debate on social media. Three right-arm quicks, one legspinner, and one left-arm spinner (Nawaz) made up Pakistan’s bowling assault, all of whom performed admirably. When he came in to bowl, the eighth over, he promptly sent Rohit Sharma back to the pavilion.
Two overs later, when he came in, he got rid of Virat Kohli. Nawaz also delivered the ball in the 12th over. But his efforts were stymied when Ravindra Jadeja was promoted to play at No. 4. Arthur believes that Nawaz could have taken more wickets and put India in jeopardy if they had sent a right-handed batsman instead of Jadeja and if his spell had lasted. Yet fate had other plans.
The former South African cricketer said: “The key for me was having a left-hander there in the middle because that meant they [Pakistan] couldn’t bring [Mohammad] Nawaz back.”
“So they had to hold Nawaz to the back-end. And that ultimately probably cost them.”