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Pak vs NZ: Mohammad Abbas rues missed probabilities by Pakistan

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  • Abbas dissatisfied by poor fielding 
  • Quick bowler says pitch’s behaviour has modified drastically
  • Abbas says he maintained a good line and size

ISLAMABAD: Quick bowler Mohammad Abbas expressed his disappointment over the dropped catches that he believed had price Pakistan dearly.

Abbas, whereas speaking to the media after the tip of day two, stated that world-class batsmen hardly give bowlers a possibility and it is very important make use of those you get.

“Several dropped catches and delivering no-balls on a crucial stage of the game have given the hosts an upper hand after the second day’s play. You cannot waste such chances against the quality batsmen, however our fielders messed it up in the shape of dropped catches. It is pertinent on the fielders to grab such chances that hardly come against quality teams,” Abbas stated.

Pakistan missed a number of alternatives on day two to permit New Zealand to get away with the match. Shan Masood had dropped catches twice with Rizwan additionally lacking a possibility. Whereas Shaheen Shah bowled a no-ball when batsmen had been seen edging it to the slips. Even Azhar Ali took a late begin to seize a catch provided by Kane Williamson.

“Giving any opportunity to the likes of Williamson, who is one of the best batsmen, is just like leaving the field open to the opponents. Just one miss could prove costly for Pakistan,” stated Abbas.

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The quick bowler stated that Pakistan had a great begin within the first session after it picked up two fast wickets however the Blackcaps got here again strongly within the final session and ended the day on a excessive word.

The correct-arm pacer was additionally stunned by the pitch’s behaviour because it had modified drastically.

“There is hardly any movement in the wicket now as it started playing easier with each passing hour. The bounce that was witnessed by the bowlers on the first day was completely missing on the second. Batsmen were finding it easier to play, however, that was not the case when Pakistan batsmen faced the deliveries,” stated the bowler.

Speaking about his efficiency, Abbas stated he maintained a good line and size.

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“Though I conceded fewer runs, I still believe I should have got more wickets. What I have learnt from my first-class career, I want to transfer that into the Test cricket.”

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