Published On: Wed, Oct 28th, 2015

Waqar argued Dubai Test was a good advertisement

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Reported in Dubai that Pakistan team’s apex coach Waqar Younis stated on Tuesday about the Dubai Test that it was an excellent commercialism for Test cricket, emphasizing there were no reservations for the extended layout of the game.

Reported in Dubai that Pakistan team’s apex coach Waqar Younis stated on Tuesday about the Dubai Test that it was an excellent commercialism for Test cricket, emphasizing there were no reservations for the extended layout of the game.

Pakistan drag off a thrilling last minute triumph over England by 178 runs in the second Test in Dubai on Monday, with merely 6.3 overs left in the game.

England’s ninth wicket pair of Adil Rashid (61) and Mark Wood (29) batted for 29.2 overs to put up a resolute 55-run stand and had almost denied Pakistan a victory.

Divergently, Pakistan barely runaway a crush in the first Test in Abu Dhabi when appalling glow deprived of England of a impressive prevail on the final day.

Waqar supposed the Dubai Test provide as superior endorsement of Test cricket, often condemn for tedious draws, and which is under hazard with the arrival of more exciting Twenty20 matches.

“Yes, the last day of the [Dubai] Test match was a good advert for the game, may be not for us,” said Waqar. “I think a Test match going to full distance is an outstanding thing for the game. I think the game of Test cricket won on Monday.”

The Waqar opposed that Test cricket was in any peril.

“I don’t think Test cricket’s future is bleak in any way,” said Waqar, “Test cricket is the actual cricket and the way Test cricket is going on I think we should appreciate it and there are no dangers to it.”

He added that “That’s an issue that we play less Test cricket,” said Waqar. “It has been discussed with the officials as well”.

“If you look world-wide all top teams play 15-18 Tests every year and we play six to eight, maximum we play ten, so I think that needs to be improved.”

Waqar attributed both Pakistan and England for the marvelous brawl in the Dubai Test.

“Credit to the boys the way they played the Test, bowlers gave their best and credit must also be given to England, the way they showed resistance and made the overall cricket very good,” said Waqar.

Waqar said after the initial Test had finished in a draw “It was pleasant to be 1-0 up in the three-match series”.

“We have to make it 2-0 in Sharjah,” he supplemented before admonition England would fight back on Saturday.

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