Smith praises Asad and Pakistan team, 1st test Australia 2016
Despite Australia winning the first test of the series against Pakistan, most of the fans are talking about Pakistan more than the winners. There are times in cricket when the losers get the lime light rather than the winners, this is one of those times.
The reason for Pakistan stealing the lime light in their batting heroics in the second innings of the match. Pakistan chasing 490 runs were defeated by just 39 runs at the end. There were records broken by the Asian side and they won a lot of hearts.
Pakistan almost nailed this one down. Asad Shafiq hit a brilliant hundred and it was he and then the likes of Azhar, Amir, Wahab, Younis and Yasir who almost pulled this impossible win for Pakistan side. Australian captain Smith was all too impressed with Pakistan.
At the presentation ceremony he said that it was a brilliant game of cricket and the credit goes to the Pakistan side for performing exceptionally well in the opening test. He said that Asad Shafiq played one of the best knocks in test cricket. He almost made this possible. Smith said that surely Pakistan has given them a lot to think about for the remaining two games.