Hamilton: Mushtaq Ahhad was amazed to watch Kiwi openers extra ordinary performance, the bowling coach said Martin Guptil and Kane Williamson upset all the bowlers and never allowed them to settle.
The spin bowling coach later in an interview said, Pakistan’s innings didn’t start well but then Umar Akmal came in and batted well. In T20 cricket, even if two batsmen succeed in scoring well, they can help achieve a reasonable total. However the Green Shirts should have added another 15 to 20 runs to the score. Martin Guptil and Kane Williamson’s long partnership in a short format was extraordinary, surprising everyone. Both of them played continuous perfect strokes on all sides of the wicket without giving the bowlers a chance to settle down.
There was nothing bad in Afridi’s captaincy but against such a superb batting performance it becomes difficult to stick to your plans. Now before the start of the third deciding match we’ll reconsider our strategy by adding variety to our bowling and capturing quick early wickets. In the previous match we broke the rhythm of Kiwis innings and were able to win. A single failure at this moment doesn’t mean the Green Shirts should sit back and get disappointed. If New Zealand’s team can rise after Auckland’s defeat why can’t we. Our team too is professional and passionate to play for its country, as a coach we’ll motivate our team and encourage them to win the deciding match of the series.