Alex Hales lauds English bowlers’ efforts after six-wicket victory against Pakistan
- Alex Hales says it was a dream to score a half-century.
- The English batsman says that Karachi is a special place to play cricket.
- Alex Hales says hopefully it’s going to close out a really tight series.
KARACHI: In the first T20 between Pakistan and England at the National Stadium Karachi on Tuesday, game changer Alex Hales gave his team’s bowlers Ban on Pakistan Less than 160 after a good start from the hosts.
Hales, 33, was playing his first T20I since March 2019 and scored 53 off 40 off 7 shots.
Speaking about scoring a half-century in his comeback game, Hales said it was a “dream comeback” for him.
“It was a dream to score a half-century and it was a dream to be in the team that won the first game back and to do it in a country where I have really enjoyed my cricket and it was a good experience. So, it A very special feeling. Brilliant batsman said while expressing his thoughts on his comeback game.
The Heels have previously played in Karachi. Pakistan Super League For Islamabad United, he featured in 5 matches for his team at NSK and scored 168 runs out of them.
The top-order batsman said that Karachi is a special place to play cricket and it is a huge bonus for him that he has played before.
It is a special place to play cricket. Some guys who haven’t played here before asked how it was in the PSL, it’s really special. It’s great memories of playing cricket here and hopefully there will be more to come,” said the 33-year-old.
“Definitely, it’s a big bonus to have played quite a few games in the PSL. And hopefully I can pass on that experience to the young guys. It’s a really good place to play cricket and when you If I’m in good form, it’s a place to score runs,” he said when asked how the experience of playing in the PSL during this series has benefited him.
To a question, Hales credited his team’s bowlers and youngster Harry Brooke for helping England win the first match in Karachi.
“The way we bowled is fantastic. Pakistan were 87 for one after 10 and the bowlers coming back and restricting Pakistan to 158, I think, was a brilliant effort. “I think a lot of credit should go to the bowlers and the way Harry Brook took the game away from Pakistan in the end,” said the England batsman.
“It’s a long series and I think both teams are getting ready for the World Cup so I think there’s going to be a lot of changes, but we’re confident and we’re in a good headspace and hopefully That it will indeed happen. Close the series tight,” he concluded.