Sarfaraz Admits Sloppy Performance

After the surprising circumstances victory against hosts England, Pakistan team once again disappointed the fans with its laid back and complacent performance in Taunton against defending champions Australia. Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed just admitted the areas where team needs to focus before next big match against India, on Sunday. “We need to improve because if we want to beat bigger teams like Australia and India then all three aspects of the game are crucial,” said Sarfaraz. What started as a good omen, as Pakistan won the toss and chose to ball, soon became a nightmare as the team’s uncompetitive fielding and lagging bowling came into play. “Definitely I think the fielding needs improvement, the fielding is not up to the mark,” the captain added. Asif Ali dropped first catch of Aaron Finch at 26 runs who then totalled his innings at 82. After 30 overs, Muhammad Amir’s ball casted a magic spell. And the fast pacer, giving his career’s best took five wickets by conceding merely 30 runs. Albeit the Kangaroos boosted a massive total of 307. Despite Amir’s rescue, the batting line up failed to provide fruitful end to the match and the team collapsed at 266 in 45 overs. “We have to overcome our mistakes because India is also a very strong team. We will assess our performance and then we will plan,” said the skipper. “We work together again, and work hard before the India match,” he vowed.

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