Pakistan can not dwell on their defeat by England within the first Take a look at at Outdated Trafford as it could make it more durable for them to reply within the subsequent two matches, coach Misbah-ul-Haq has stated.
England sealed an unlikely three-wicket victory on Saturday after slumping to 117/5 at one level of their pursuit of 277, as Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler shared a sixth-wicket partnership of 139 runs to show the tide.
“It was an exciting Take a look at match and full credit score should go to England for the best way they fought again, got here from behind and took the sport away from us,” Misbah wrote in his column on the Pakistan Cricket Board’s web site.
“There’s disappointment, after all, however we should not preserve that feeling in our minds in any other case it will likely be tough to come back again… the workforce believes we will struggle again. Typically luck doesn’t favour you, generally the opposition performs properly – that’s the great thing about the sport.”
Misbah praised opener Shan Masood, who scored 156 within the first innings, in addition to pacemen Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah who picked up two wickets every.
“It was a courageous determination to bat first in opposition to England’s bowling assault in these circumstances,” the 46-year-old stated. “Shan Masood batted rather well and… must be given numerous credit score for his innings. He’s been working so laborious… he’s modified a number of issues in his setup. He’s a special batsman.
“The bowling was additionally glorious. It’s a younger seam assault, aside from Mohammad Abbas, and each Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah did rather well.”
The second Take a look at of the three-match sequence will start on Thursday on the Rose Bowl in Southampton.