Mickey Arthur
Arthur lashes out at senior-most trio after batting disaster

Pakistan head-coach Mickey Arthur allegedly lashed out at skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, top-order batsman Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq after batting line suffered another collapse on the second day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Thursday.

Azhar Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed did not score a single run, whereas Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam scored 6 runs apiece.

Pakistan were well-placed at tea on the second, 100 for 1 but slipped to 190 all out at the break with a lead of 58.

According to sources, Arthur was unhappy at the senior players after batting failure. The Pakistan coach had an argument with Asad, Azhar and Sarfraz.

However, the national team coach said that he had a general discussion with the players in the dressing room

“I tried to make them realise that the Centurion Test slipped out of Pakistan’s hands within an hour, ” he said.

On the other hand, the bowlers did a tremendous job as Mohammad Amir and Shaheen Shah Afridi took four wickets each.

South Africa will start off their chase on the third day of the Test, Pakistan’s bowling line has got the firepower to restrain the hosts below 148, it will be a mouth-watering contest between the two sides.