Everyone Deserves Credit for the Win: Sajid Khan | PAK vs BAN:
Sajid Khan did wonders for Pakistan in the 2nd Test Match against Bangladesh. The rain-hit contest was supposed to end as a draw but Pakistan’s attacking approach brought life in this game. After declaring for 300-4 in the first innings, Pakistan’s goal was to dismiss Bangladesh twice and wrap up this test series, 2-0. Sajid Khan was the front-line warrior in this approach of Pakistan. He took 8 wickets in the first innings and 4 in the second innings, ensuring Pakistan a whitewash over Bangladesh.
Thanks to Sajid’s effort, Pakistan are currently at 2nd Spot in the ICC World Test Championship Points table. Sajid Khan’s 12/128 were the 4th best bowling figures in a Test Match by a Pakistani Spinner. His 8/42 were the best bowling figures in an innings in Test cricket against Bangladesh. Sajid’s heroics allowed him to pick up his first Man of the Match award in Test Cricket. Following is what he stated at the end of the match in presentation ceremony:
“My Skipper and Vice Captain had faith in me. We had planned to go for the win. I am glad to do well for my team and the entire unit deserves credit for this amazing win”
Pakistan won the 2nd Test Match by an innings and 8 runs. They completed whitewash in the Test Series as well, like they did in the T20I Series. Sajid Khan was named Man of the Match in the final Test while Abid Ali was named Player of the series. Sajid Khan picked up 16 wickets in the series and ended as the highest wicket-taker of the series as well. Skipper Babar Azam termed Sajid Khan’s spell as the “Turning Point” of the 2nd Test Match.