Pakistan’s 12-run improved to Sri Lanka in a opening compare of a Asia Cup meant they hadn’t managed to follow a 250-plus aim successfully given Feb 2011. Asked what a emanate was, their captain Misbah-ul-Haq pronounced they had no problem constructing chases, though simply lacked finishing.
“I consider there is no problem,” he said. “We only chased even in a Test compare [against Sri Lanka in Sharjah, where they scored 302 in 57 overs in a fourth innings], and a bid even currently was good. A small bit more, we should have batted a same way, batsmen should have taken a small bit some-more shortcoming and finished a game.”
At one stage, with Misbah and Umar Akmal during a double and both carrying crossed 50, Pakistan seemed to be cantering to an easy win. Their batsmen afterwards proceeded to present Sri Lanka wickets with a array of bad shots.
“The approach Umar and we had a partnership going, if we had only played out a overs a compare was easy,” Misbah said. “Only a wicket could get them behind in a game, and that is a mistake we made.”
Pakistan had finished good to shorten Sri Lanka to 296, after Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara had laid a height for a large sum with their 161-run mount for a second wicket. Misbah was gratified with a pursuit his bowlers had finished during a death, though wished they had started a compare a small stronger.
“In a final 10 overs, if we see, whichever bowlers we used, they gave divided 64 runs,” Misbah said. “This was a reason we hold them back. Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan have been bowling a final few overs for some time now, and they did a same thing today. we consider during a start we bowled too many bad balls, or range balls. If we had bowled a small improved then, a 10-15 run domain that motionless a game, we consider we could have finished better.”