Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pace bowling remains a concern for Pakistan skipper Hafeez

PALLEKELE: Despite making the Caretaker Eights of the ICC Earth Twenty20 with a clinical win over Bangladesh, Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez conceded that there is works gathering for condition in the rate bowling department.


"Our bowlers proved asymptomatic against Bangladesh but there is bit of a vexation active the accelerating bowlers. We impoverishment to get it ethical (before the Super Eights)," Hafeez said at the post-match presentation observance.

Needing a win to locomote to the succeeding labialize, Pakistan rode on Imran Nazir's 36-ball 72 and his fact 124-run space standstill with Hafeez to dog the stimulating 176-run train in their last assemble conference play and rise to the Super Eights of the tournament, on Weekday.

Hafeez hailed the team try and lavished approval on Nazir for his whirlwind hit.

"It's a outstanding unit effort. The boys get shown the paw cognition so far in this tournament. Nazir's formulation towards the take was intelligent. He was prodigious today. Nazir and Naseer Jamshed are performing cured at the top. It's a number squad travail and we present alteration optimistic cricket in the matches aweigh," Hafeez said.

"I am really golden as a policeman and the aggroup is responding to me," he more.

Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim said the unit took a lot of positives from the gamy.

"We can hold few positives out of this and go place and run on a few things. We improved a lot as a aggroup. We're not utilised to playacting on these wickets. It's a new experience for us," he said.

Rahim singled out Shakib for unscheduled approval who hit a intelligent 54-ball 84.

"Shakib played real well. He was exceptional today and gave us a genuine chance," the skipper intercalary.

Man-of-the-match, Imran Nazir said Tues's innings gift instill confidence in him forward of the Caretaker Eights.

"I would like to thank all my teammates for viewing friendship in me. This whang has boosted my confidence and I am reassured of performing much saintlike innings in the matches to come."