BIRMINGHAM Pakistan manager Mickey Arthur conceded his group were sad in Sunday’s Champions Trophy better opposite India though pronounced it was an “insult” to advise that a patrol had regressed underneath him.
In a end, one of a many energetically awaited matches of a contest valid a damp squib as India definitely dominated each aspect of a stop-start, rain-interrupted 124-run victory.
“That’s a sum insult to contend we’re personification even worse,” pronounced a 49-year-old South African, who took on a purpose a small some-more than a year ago, after his group succumbed meekly during a packaged Edgbaston ground.
“If we have a demeanour during a annals over a final year we’ve won dual series. We’ve got ourselves from 9 to series 8 (in a ODI rankings) and a code of cricket has changed.”
Pakistan won a toss though zero else went right for them as they forsaken catches, persisted with bowlers who bled runs and folded inside 34 overs with a bat.
“We had a bad game,” a former South Africa and Australia manager added. “But we’re apparently perplexing a best and we’re perplexing to change it.
“It’s not going to occur overnight. We’re perplexing each day. Every time we go down to training, we try and get a basis right. We didn’t do it today. And that’s disappointing.”
Apart from a demeanour of their surrender, Pakistan are also fretting on a aptness of quick bowlers Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz.
Amir bowled 8.1 overs before building serious cramp and withdrawal a field, while Riaz, who conceded 87 runs in 8.4 wicketless overs in a many costly spell of five-plus overs in contest history, hobbled off after rambling an ankle.
“I don’t know because they’re cramping,” Arthur said. “That’s something that we need to take adult with a medical team.”
Pakistan play South Africa in their subsequent Group B compare during a same venue on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; Editing by John O’Brien)
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