Steve Smith raced to his 29th Test century in the ongoing first Test against West Indies on Thursday. He reached the three-figure mark on the 194th delivery he faced in the match.
Pakistan cricket team mentor Matthew Hayden said that despite the defeat he was proud of the team for the fight that they put up against England in the T20 World Cup summit clash on Sunday at the MCG.
Former Australia pacer Brett Lee has credited Matthew Hayden, who is the batting mentor of Pakistan, for turning the fortunes around.
It will be Pakistan's third appearance in the T20 World Cup final. They had finished runners-up to India in the inaugural edition in 2007 and claimed the title two years later.
Pakistan lost to India in the final of the maiden T20 World Cup in 2007. They beat Sri Lanka to win the tournament in 2009 and have since lost in the semis in 2010, 2012 and 2021.
Australia batting great Matthew Hayden, who is currently the mentor of the Pakistan men's cricket team, has explained the reason why the defending champions failed to qualify for the semi-final of the ongoing T20 World Cup
Babar Azam has failed to fire in the ongoing T20 World Cup, with a 33-ball 25 against Bangladesh being his best in the last five matches
The power-hitters from teams such as Australia, England and West Indies have dominated the shortest format but Hayden gave the example of the rampaging Suryakumar to drive his point that it is more about finding a tricky balance.
Batting great and current Pakistan mentor Matthew Hayden has admitted that his team's semifinal qualification in the T20 World Cup was "a miracle" but said the element of surprise will make them the side to beat in the last-four stage.
Matthew Hayden offered Mohammad Wasim and Naseem Shah a hundred dollars wach if he was able to throw the ball 'over the top of the stadium'