Wasim Akram lauds Pakistan’s performance in the second encounter
September 3, 2012
Applauding the performer of the Green-shirts, former captain of Pakistan cricket team and legend pacer Wasim Akram has said that Pakistan gained confidence by chasing the target against Australia in the second one-day of three-match series in Abu Dhabi.
While talking to a private TV channel, he commend of Pakistan’s impressive victory against world’s best Kangaroos.
In his view, Muhammad Hafeez was one-day’s dangerous player, adding that the all-round would have to play with more brainpower and confidence.
He noted, “The credit for victory against Australia goes to the entire team. This was the best victory of Pakistan”.
Wasim Akram, who was legendary in-swinger of his era, further said that the Green-shirts often faced difficulty in chasing the target against big teams.
He, however, said that this time the confidence gained from meeting the target would help in future also.
The pacer also praised the batting of Nasir Jamshed and bowling of Saeed Ajmal which played vital role in acquiring victory for Pakistan.
Earlier on Friday, Pakistan beat Australia by seven wickets in the second one-day international, levelling the three-match series by 1-1 and making the third-game as serious decider.
Opener Nasir Jamshed hit an attractive 97 to set Pakistan on course for chasing a 249-run total in 43.4 overs. Michael Hussey top scored for Australia with 61 while Saeed Ajmal took 4-32.
Pakistan’s win was the fourth-highest successful run chase in the 20-game history of Sheik Zayed Cricket Stadium.
Australia are already one-up in the series after defeating Pakistan by four wickets and 10 balls to spare at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium last Saturday.
Courtesy: NEWS PAKISTAN