West Indies beat Pakistan by two wickets in their Champions Trophy Group B opener at The Oval on Sunday.

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mac1960
June 7, 2013 5:27 pm

What a non-sense performance by the Pakistani team, not having a big score and even few wickets left, running like foolish players and getting run out. These players do not have the capacity to react to difficult situation and try to adopt and cope the bad situation.

Muhammad Awais
June 7, 2013 11:34 pm

The main problem was in the batting of pakistan, openers were unable to play their role. The combine score of Misbah was the cause to cross the 130 runs and target given by our team was only 171. The other batsmen done nothing in the field of batting and were only to able manage 40 runs. Bowlers tried to took the victory and put the match in very close situation but meanwhile WI won by two wickets.

Aqeel
June 8, 2013 1:07 am

@Muhammad Awais: highly informative

A Subhan
June 8, 2013 9:00 am

Love you, Misbah, for your struggle. I wish, you had hit your century today.... InshaAllah, very soon. But, I really liked, your comment that century did not matter to you. Alas, that no other batsman, should any guts...

Dr.H.Mohan
June 8, 2013 9:32 am

Pakistan's strength is its strong bowling attack.The batting must have been strengthened at the expense of bowling.Besides the fielding should have been better.However hats off for Pakistan's incredible bowling!

jamil khan
June 8, 2013 12:29 pm

i blamed Pakistan selectors. why they include kamran akmal, all nation know this guy drops catches on regular biases in each match which costs Pakistan to much. his bating is not that good as well. what we need currently , a good wicket keeper with solid defensive technique. not like that flashing akmal's brothers.

Shamshad Nabi
June 8, 2013 6:47 pm

Misbah was dropped by West Indian wicketkeeper when he was at zero. Just imagine what Pakistan's score and miserable defeat would have been iftheWest Indian wicket keeper had held the catch . Pakistan faces near certain defeats in its next two matches against South Africa and India . Pakistan 's performance will remain at ' minnows ' level as long as they continue to select non performing players such as Imran Farhat , Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal .

We hope Nawaz Sharif will appoint a good Chairman at PCB .

Asad
June 8, 2013 7:50 pm

Kamran and Shoaib Malik need to be removed from the team

Que
June 9, 2013 4:10 pm

Why blame the players who have failed in batting; BLAME Iqbal Qasim for selecting ucked-up players who can’t bat on English pitches... Qasim is the sole reason we don’t have Afridi, Razzaq, U Akmal, Shezad & I Nazir in the team. I also fail to understand why does PCB appoint losers in their staff? Qasim was below average player with no accomplishments what so ever and here he is performing the selection role in the most incompetent way.... Nawaz Sharif needs to fire this loser as soon as possible!

Arif
June 9, 2013 9:45 pm

@Que:

Qasim was anything but a below average performer and the nation knows that. However, I agree that his selection has been below par for this series. Change in selection commitee is the prerogrative of the PCB chairman (Zaka Ashraf) and not Nawaz Sharif.

Arif
June 9, 2013 9:47 pm

@Que: Further, the players you have named they are all tried and tested and failed players on english conditions. Name some fresh players that could have done a better job than the existing lot. Dont say Ahmed Shehzad because the guy has discpline issues and is not wanted by PCB team management.

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