ISLAMABAD - Pakistan U-19 cricket team comprehensively outclassed Australia U-19 by seven wickets in the second ODI to take unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series on Tuesday.
Talking exclusively with this scribe from Kerrydale Oval, Gold Coast, Australia, Pakistan U-19 head coach Sabih Azhar was full of praise to his young guns. “I am very pleased the way boys have excelled. The entire team played like one unit and I must give credit to entire squad rather than individuals.”
In the last game, captain Babar Azam led from the front and now all the boys have contributed in giving Pakistan a convincing seven-wicket victory against the home side.
“It was my firm belief that Sami Aslam will bounce back and overcome the disappointment of not contributing in the first match. He played well although he could only score 26 runs but it would add to his confidence and he would start to deliver,” he added.
Talking about the player of the match left arm fast bowler Ziaul Haq, Sabih said: “This guy posses a great potential and he will be a great asset to the country in near future. Off spin bowler M Nawaz, who also chipped in with two wickets, bowled exceptionally well and used the conditions to best of his abilities.”
“We will not relax and sit back after securing the series 2-0 rather we will go all out to win the third and final ODI and inflict whitewash on the Kangaroos,” Sabih concluded.