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Misbah-ul-Haq: Saeed Ajmal was not supported well in Asia Cup final

Misbah-ul-Haq has admitted that Pakistan’s bowling cost them the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka © Getty Images

Islamabad: Mar 10, 2014

Pakistan reportedly shifts focus to the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 following the Asia Cup final loss to Sri Lanka as a result of their failed bowling attack despite speculations over the team’s fragile batting line ahead of the tournament.

According to the Dawn, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said that despite Saeed Ajmal giving the team ‘good breakthroughs’ he could not get a bowling partnership as he could not get the support from any other bowler, which made it easy for Sri Lanka to chase down the target.

Misbah reportedly feels that the bowling unit was relying too much on Ajmal and said that matches cannot be won with only one bowler adding that no bowler could ‘exert pressure’ except Ajmal.

Sri Lanka chased down Pakistan’s 261 for victory in the final of the Asia Cup and apart from Ajmal, who returned figures of 10-26-3, the rest of the team’s bowling line up appeared helpless against their rivals, the report added.

However, the skipper praised the rare consistency of his team’s batsmen saying that Shahid Afridi played two excellent innings, Mohammed Hafeez and Umar Akmal also played some ‘fantastic knocks’ and also praised Ahmed Shehzad and Fawad Alam for their batting, the report added.

Although Pakistan is reportedly struggling with its bowling line, which conceded 1303 runs in five matches at the Asia Cup, Misbah feels confident about Pakistan’s chances.

Pakistan will be captained by Hafeez at the ICC World T20 to be held in Bangladesh.

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