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Pakistan skipper Babar Azam was left furious after pacer Haris Rauf conceded four runs on the last ball against the USA in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. The 2009 T20 champions clashed against the USA in their season opener of the ninth edition of the T20 World Cup. The clash that took place at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, USA, saw the co-hosts registering a five-run win over their counterparts in the Super Over.

During the final over of the game, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam had a furious outburst after Rauf conceded four runs on the final ball prompting a Super Over. Rauf tried to deliver a yorker but missed the length and ended up with a full toss. Nitish Kumar, who was on the strike, hit the ball and got four runs off it. What happened disappointed Azam and he vented his anger on his teammates.

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We weren’t up to the mark: Babar Azam after Pakistan’s loss

After the loss, Pakistan skipper Azam said in a post-match conference, "First six overs, we couldn't capitalise. After that we picked up momentum, but lost wickets in flurry which was a set back and also couldn't put up partnerships at crucial junctures. We weren't up to the mark in the first six overs with the ball."

He added, "We tried to come back, but we couldn't' finish. We will try in the next matches. All credit to USA team, they played well in all three departments. Little moisture was there on the pitch at the start, the ball wasn't coming on that easily and our batters couldn't asses the conditions as well."