Pakistan captain Babar Azam flares up at the press conference after the first Test against New Zealand. The first Test match played between the two teams in Karachi ended in a draw.
Babar did not respond to a reporter during the press conference. He got very angry on this. When Babar was going out, the journalist said from behind, “This is not the way, I am continuously pointing you for the question.” Babar became furious on hearing this and went out staring.
The entire incident was captured in the camera installed in the room and went viral on social media. Babar’s reaction is being seen as an incident in a press conference a few days back.
Then the same journalist asked Babar a question about spinner Numan Ali. Babar became uncomfortable with that question. The journalist had said that Numan Ali has scored a century (given more than 100 runs) with the ball. Babur did not like this.
What happened in the Pakistan-New Zealand match?
Pakistan scored 311 runs (declared innings) for eight wickets in the second innings on the fifth day of the Karachi Test. New Zealand had to score 138 runs in the last one hour to win. During this 15 overs could be bowled. In his innings, after 7.3 overs of play, the umpires declared the match a draw due to bad light. The Kiwi team had scored 61 runs for one wicket.
Tom Latham was unbeaten on 35 off 24 balls and Devon Conway was unbeaten on 18 off 16 balls when the match was declared. Both shared a 57-run partnership for the second wicket.
New Zealand had to score 77 runs to win. 7.3 overs of play were left. New Zealand could have won the match had it not been for bad light. He had nine wickets and could take risks. Also Latham and Conway were frozen at the crease. Bad light saved Pakistan from defeat.