Tuesday, 05 February 2013 20:09
KARACHI: Former captain and batting great Zaheer Abbas has said that Pakistan batsmen must raise their game tactically and technically to avoid further embarrassment in the Test series against South Africa.
"The 49-run batting crash in first innings by Pakistan caused the trouble and made the difference in the match," he told APP in an interview on Tuesday.
"It was a highly frustrating batting show. It wasn't a bad track. But off-stumps weakness was the main cause of defeat," Zaheer Abbas, titled Asian Bradman for consistent scoring firepower, said.
"There was seam and swing in the pitch. But batsmen failed to work out a plan coup with out-swingers," he observed.
"I know victories and defeats are part of the game. But the way, our batsmen caved- in in the first innings it was definitely very disappointing and alarming," he commented.
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