Hasan Ali is one of the superstars for Pakistan cricket in recent times. With players like Babar Azam, Shabad Khan amongst others he forms the core of his side’s white-ball team. In the second ODI against England, he picked up five for 51 and played a key role in limiting the opposition under 250. However, His team lost the match and with that the series, as their batters failed to chase down the target of 248.
Meanwhile, Hasan Ali grabbed the headlines due to a completely different reason in the second game. He was seen wearing a chain in which his trademark wicket-taking celebration was engraved. He throws both his hands in the air and shouts boom whenever he takes a wicket and the check on his nack was designed the same way.
Pakistan Lose Despite Hasan Ali’s Fifer
Apologies if I'm very late on this, but Hasan Ali wearing his celebration on a chain is exactly what I'm here for. pic.twitter.com/xtckn8vMOe
— Nick Friend (@NickFriend1) July 10, 2021
In the second ODI against England, Hasan Ali picked five wickets. His wickets included the likes of Dawid Malan and Ben Stokes amongst others. Apart from him, Haris Rauf also picked up two wickets giving away 64 runs in nine overs. Shadab Khan took a wicket giving away 47 runs.
During Pakistan’s chase, it was a shambolic batting performance from the whole team. Skipper Babar Azam disappointed once again scoring 19 off 15. Fakhar Zaman (10), Sohaib Maqsood (19), Shadab Khan (21) did not enough to forge a fightback. Hasan Ali also scored 31 with the bat besides taking those five wickets.
For England, Saqib Mahmood and Craig Overton took two wickets each. Lewis Gregory took three. Matt Parkinson took two and Brydon Carse took a wicket.
The third and final ODI will be played on July 13 in Birmingham. Both sides will then play a three-match T20I series between July 16-20.