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May 29, 2020
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We miscalculated the conditions and it was tough to bat: Shoaib Malik

MIRPUR: Star all-rounder of Pakistan cricket team Shoaib Malik admitted the mistakes and said that they miscalculated the conditions in a match against India.

“We made some mistakes, but we didn’t know what the conditions would be here. It was tough to bat. But we miscalculated somewhat, because we had no idea about the conditions as it was our first match,” he said.

“Now we have played. Now we know how to deal with it. It’s going to be a great game against UAE. Obviously, you learn from your mistakes, and that’s why we are here doing practice,” Malik added.

The game has an added significance as it will make Pakistan the first team to play 100 Twenty20 internationals.

In last game , India  defeated Pakistan in the high-voltage game of Asia Cup T20 by 5 wickets at Sher e Bangla Stadium, Mirpur.

Indian skipper MS Dhoni elected to field first on  green-top wicket and put Pakistan to bat first. The decision proved right for his side as no Pakistan batsman except Sarfraz (25) and Khurram Manzoor (10) could reach to the double-digit.

While Pakistan batting line was rolled up on just 83 runs, their second lowest total in Twenty20 international matches.

Left arm quick Mohammad Amir’s sizzling bowling spell against India has brought Pakistan back in the game by taking three quick wickets of India.

But Virat Kohli (49) batted too well and took the game away from Pakistan single handedly.

India won the game by five wickets to 15.2 overs and registered their second consecutive win in Asia Cup T20.