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Pakistan opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq said he had planned to put Australia spinner Nathan Lyon “on [the] back foot” in the Test series.
He noted that in order to throw Lyon off guard, he decided to charge him and hit him over the top.
Imam had a lot of success in the three-Test series as he amassed 370 runs, which included two hundreds and a half-century, at an average of 74.
Lyon, meanwhile, was the joint-highest wicket-taker with 12 wickets at an average of 44.91.
“That is my go-to shot (charging to go over the top) and the idea was to put him on [the] back foot,” Imam was quoted as saying by Cricwick.
The 26-year-old was virtually unstoppable in the three-match ODI series that followed the Tests as he scored 298 runs, which included two centuries and a fifty, at an average of 149.
He didn’t feature in the one-off T20 International, which Australia won by three wickets.