England came under pressure after this wicket. The pressure increased further when Naseem Shah allowed just two runs in the 14th over. There was a need to take advantage of this pressure, but Shaheen Shah could not bowl. In such a situation, Haris Rauf was given the ball, then 8 runs were scored in this over. Shaheen was given the 16th over. He was in trouble, but still to bowl. However, he returned after the very first ball and the over was completed by Iftikhar Ahmed. Stokes hit a four and a six on the last two balls of this over.
In the next i.e. 17th over, Moin Ali turned the dice by hitting Mohammad Wasim Junior for 3 fours. The effect was that England managed to chase down the target one over in advance. Had Shaheen completed both his overs here, Pakistan might have had some chance. At least Captain Babar Azam believes so. Ahmed conceded 13 runs in that over which included a six and a four off Ben Stokes. This took the pressure off England.
Babar said after the match, ‘If Shaheen had done that over, things could have been different. Then two left-handed batsmen (Stokes and Moeen Ali) were at the crease and so I handed the ball to the off-spinner. He said, ‘We could not play the partnership due to which we went on the back foot. England bowlers bowled well but there is no excuse here. We played according to the conditions but we were under pressure till the 20th over. If Shaheen was there, the story could have been different.
On the other hand, in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2021, Hasan Ali left Matthew Wade’s coach, which cost Pakistan dearly. In this match, Wade blew the air of Pakistani bowling with a beating.