ICC Champions Trophy 2013: Misbah-ul-Haq disappointed with Pakistan's performance

Misbah-ul-Haq was disappointed with Pakistan’s early exit from the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 © Getty Images

Birmingham: Jun 16, 2013

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday said he was disappointed with his team’s performance after losing to India, their third consecutive loss in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in Birmingham on Saturday.

India beat arch-rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in a match marred by rain at Edgbaston to finish fourth and last in Group B.

“Disappointing performance again with the bat, the weather also played a part as it was difficult to get in and out so many times. In this sort of format, it is too short for the teams because you have one bad day at the start of the tournament; you are almost out of it,” said Misbah at the presentation ceremony.

“I think the bowling did okay for us, the way they [bowlers] are establishing themselves, really is a plus for Pakistan.”

Pakistan lost their first match against the West Indies by two wickets and their second match against South Africa by 67 runs.