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Mohammad Nabi opens up about match-winning partnership with Babar Azam

Nabi said that it was important to pace the run-chase adequately

Mohammad Nabi opens up about match-winning partnership with Babar Azam PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi has opened up about his match-winning partnership, 118 runs for the fourth wicket, with Babar Azam, after Karachi Kings defeated Peshawar Zalmi during the ongoing HBL PSL 6 clash at the National Stadium in Karachi.

While speaking during the post-match presentation ceremony, Nabi said that it was important to pace the run-chase adequately.

“It was a really good partnership. The pitches are really good for batting and that's why me and Babar were talking at the crease that it's easy to chase but we need to bat to the end. Depending on the situation, if it's early and we need power-hitting, then I'll power hit. But if we need to rotate the strike, then I'll rotate the strike,” said Nabi.

Kings’ captain Imad Wasim also praised the duo for their fantastic partnership, which helped Karachi chase down 189-run target.

“The way Babar Azam and Mohammad Nabi played was fantastic to see. You just need to be patient on this surface and if you settle in, you can score a lot of runs,” said Imad. “At the end how Babar finished the game was heartening to see.”

He also praised young pacer Abbas Afridi for making an impact during his first outing for Karachi Kings, after he claimed figures of 2/27 in four overs.

“The emerging players are top bowlers. They've got enough variations. The guy [Abbas Afridi] who played for Pakistan Under-19 gave us a good start,” he said.

“On these wickets, you have to give something to the bowlers. These are so flat wickets. Today there wasn't any reverse swing as well. Sometimes you have to give credit to the batsmen. But we are on the winning side so we are very happy," he concluded.