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Sarfraz pleased with performance of youngsters in Scotland T20Is



Faheem Ashraf bagged three wickets in Pakistan's 84-run win.

Faheem Ashraf bagged 3 wickets in Pakistan’s 84-run win. © Getty

Scotland have been rarely pageant for Pakistan as they misplaced the second one Twenty20 International, and alongside with that the collection, on Wednesday (June 13), with the vacationers winning the game by 84 runs. Although Pakistan did not submit a complete as enforcing as the only they submit in the primary sport, their 166 proved greater than sufficient to sink the Scots on the Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh.

While it used to be an all-round display by means of Pakistan, Shoaib Malik got here to celebration all over again, top-scoring with a 22-ball 49 to give you the last-minute propulsion to Pakistan’s inning. Chasing 167 to win, Scotland have been bundled out for simply 82, because of Faheem Ashraf and Usman Khan who scalped 5 between them to constrict the hosts. Usman in specific used to be very spectacular, conceding most effective 4 runs whilst selecting up two wickets in his two overs. The different youngsters in the bowling unit, Shadab Khan and Ashraf too, put their hand up in their aspect’s win. Unsurprisingly, skipper Sarfraz Ahmed used to be all reward for the younger weapons.

“I want to credit our bowling line-up to defend targets in such small grounds,” Sarfraz stated. “Feels good when new guys perform well. The likes of Faheem Ashraf, Shadab (Khan), Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat… the way Usman Khan bowled, it feels good.”

There have been additionally 3 run-outs in the Scotland innings that gave so much of solace to Sarfraz. Pakistan historically don’t seem to be recognized to be an excellent fielding unit however on smaller grounds like the only in Edinburgh, they apparently put so much of idea into their fielding abilities. “Fitness is really important in today’s fast-paced cricket,” Sarfraz identified. “We knew Scotland would come hard with the bat. We fielded really well. No praise is enough for this young team. Coaching staff worked hard too.”

For Scotland regardless that, it used to be a harsh truth take a look at following their momentous win over England in the solitary ODI. But issues modified as briefly as they do in the shortest layout of the sport. They misplaced each their video games to Pakistan, however what would harm them is the style in which they did. Their skipper Kyle Coetzer lauded the opposition bowlers and famous the early wickets did the wear for them in the second one sport.

“Wasn’t an ideal day for us. Pakistan came out with a high-quality seam attack and the early wickets put us in trouble,” Coetzer stated. “They hit their lengths hard, the left-arm spinner (Mohammad Nawaz) mixed it up as well. Great opportunity to play the No.1 side in the world. This is where we want to be testing ourselves. Today we obviously struggled with our batting.”

Scotland will now hope for a greater display in the tri-series involving Netherlands and Ireland.

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