Saeed Ajmal is our main weapon on slow tracks, says Misbah-ul-Haq – Cricket News Update

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The skipper of in the first ODI of the five-match series, played at Queens Sports
Club, Bulawayo.
Batting first, Pakistan posted 247 runs for the loss of seven wickets, while the young bowling department was able to restrict a resurging Zimbabwe side to 242.
The Men in Green opted to give youngsters a chance as their frontline bowlers,, were not included in the squad. In their absence, Saeed Ajmal is at the centre of the Pakistani attack.
Ajmal exhibited a superb spell of spin bowling in which he hampered the flow of runs and also grabbed the wicket of Muhammad Hafeez laid complete support to him by conceding 38 runs from his allotted overs. However,
the pick of the bowlers was the right-arm pacer, who notched three wickets for 36.
Speaking fondly about his bowlers, Misbah said, “Ajmal is our main weapon, especially on the slow tracks, but the pacers did a great job. Tanvir with the new ball, Cheema in the middle overs, and Junaid, who was disappointing at
start, came back well in the final over.”
Zimbabweans bowled with great enthusiasm themselves. The African side pulled things back drastically as the Men in Green were cruising along nicely with 188 runs on board for the loss of four wickets at the end of 39th
Misbah is assured that his side could have won the match comfortably had they scored 20-30 more runs. The skipper said that losing wickets at crucial stages restricted them to a modest total. from Pakistan was declared Man of the Match for an innings that yielded 78 runs and lasted 72 deliveries. said, “At the time I was at the wicket, we had lost a quick wicket, suddenly me and Hafeez said we needed to bat till 20 overs at least. I was lucky I got early boundaries. It was a misjudgement to get out. The pitch was quite
good, it slowed down later.”
The second ODI of the series will be played at Harare Sports Club on Sunday, September 11.



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