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Updated December 30th, 2023 at 13:25 IST

Iceland cricket's epic response to Hafeez's 'we were better than Australia' remark goes viral

Iceland Cricket trolls Mohammad Hafeez for his questionable statements over Pakistan's second Test performance at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Aryan Suraj Chadha
Pakistan team director Mohammed Hafeez and Pat Cummins
Pakistan team director Mohammed Hafeez and Pat Cummins | Image:7 cricket/X.com
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Australia won the second Test match against Pakistan by 79 runs from December 26th to 29th, taking a 2-0 lead in the series. Australia scored 318 in the first innings, with vital contributions from Marnus Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja. Pakistan scored 264 runs, with Abdullah Shafique and Shan Masood leading the way. Following that, Australia scored 262 in their second innings, headed by Mitchell Marsh and Alex Carey, while Pakistan chased with 237, led by Shan Masood and Salman Ali Agha. Pat Cummins shined for Australia with the ball, collecting Player of the Match honours at the MCG Stadium.

3 things you need to know 

  • Australia beat Pakistan in the 2nd Test by 79 runs 
  • Australia leads the series by 2-0 
  • Pakistan didn't perform well against Australia 

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Iceland Cricket Team Trolls Mohammad Hafeez 

Iceland Cricket slammed Mohammad Hafeez for his comments about Pakistan's performance in the second Test against Australia. Following their decisive victory in the first Test, Australia won the series by defeating Pakistan by 79 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Despite a strong start, Pakistan's batting faltered in the second innings, losing their last five wickets for only 18 runs, falling short of the 317-run total.

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Captain Pat Cummins was instrumental in the second innings, capturing 5 wickets. In response to the setback, Hafeez declared that Pakistan played superior cricket, a comment that was met with scepticism. Iceland Cricket took advantage of the occasion to criticise Hafeez, emphasising the irony of his words in light of Pakistan's remarkable collapse and Australia's overwhelming performance throughout the series. 

Re-tweeting a post on X, Iceland Cricket replied: 

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“It’s amazing. How can the more talented and superior team have lost 16 matches in a row in Australia? Surely those lucky Aussies will stop being lucky soon,” 

Also Read: ‘Why Virat Kohli not captain of India Test team?’

Australia will force Pakistan to continue their poor run 

Pakistan has been unable to win a Test match in Australia since 1995, suffering a run of 16 straight defeats. Despite the fact that the series is already over, the visitors are hoping for a turnaround in the next third and final Test, which begins on January 3rd 2024. Pakistan's search for a Test victory in Australia has continued throughout this era, fueling their difficult ambition to end the long drought against the World Test Champions. Despite the difficult conditions and the series conclusion, Pakistan remained steadfast in their quest for a huge victory on Australian territory, hoping to change the narrative and end their two-decade wait for success in Test matches in Australia.

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Published December 30th, 2023 at 13:25 IST

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