Oval Test victory doubles joy of Independence Day
Felicitations streamed all over on this joyous occasion. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan and a large number of celebrities and cricketers including from women team also felicitated the national team over their imposing victory.
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took five wickets, while senior batsman Younus Khan made his double century to help Pakistan crush England by 10 wickets in the final test to level the series 2-2.
The touring side bowled England out for 253 in their second innings, Shah completing figures of 5-71, before Azhar Ali and Sami Aslam eased them to a simple target of 40 in 13.1 overs to complete an emphatic win.
“It was special, keeping in mind it was Independence Day, it was something special to draw the series here after being 2-1 down, losing the second test badly and losing the third,” Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq told the BBC.
“But the way the team fought back, I’m a really happy captain.”
Congratulations to Misbah & Pak team, esp Younis for a great victory.This is a wonderful morale-boosting independence day gift to the nation
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 14, 2016
Special congrats to Younis for showing guts and the right temperament to play long innings despite poor form — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 14, 2016
— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) August 14, 2016
Celebration at its best independence day victory at Oval. Jubilant Pakistani excellent leadership and team work — Fawad Alam (@iamfawadalam25) August 14, 2016
— sohail tanveer (@sohailmalik614) August 14, 2016
Thanku Skipper Misbah for this freedom gift. An awesome performance by the team lead by you. Keep it up boys. ALL THE BEST
— Marina iqbal (@MarinaMI_24) August 14, 2016
Best Gift for Nation on independence day well played team pakistan
— Bilawal bhatti (@007Bilawal) August 14, 2016
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) August 14, 2016
— Saif Bangash (@BangashOfficial) August 14, 2016
— Asmavia Iqbal (@AsmaviaIqbal16) August 14, 2016
— Bismah Maroof (@maroof_bismah) August 14, 2016
— Raza Haroon (@mrazaharoon) August 14, 2016
Perfect present from team green on this Mubarak day.They fought like cornered tigers played with passion and believed in there ability. — Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) August 14, 2016