‘Plan is to spend maximum time on crease with Babar’ Faheem

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Jamaica: All-rounder Faheem Ashraf has been quite careful with the bat after Pakistan lost half of the side with the lead of only 85 in the second innings of the first Test at Sabina Park.

Faheem batted for 79 balls, scoring 12 till stumps and brilliantly supported captain Babar Azam, who is on 54 off 139 balls.

Faheem and Babar will commence Pakistan’s second innings on 160 with lead of 124. Faheem opined that he will look to bat longer with the skipper.

“Pitch conditions continue to change in Test cricket. Pitch is better as compared to the first two days and fast bowlers are getting assistance (from the surface). West Indies’ bowlers bowled really well and I alongside captain (Babar Azam) plan to spend maximum time on the crease,” said Faheem Ashraf.

“It’s not easy to bat in any fourth innings of the Test match. We will try to keep a positive state of mind and build a big partnership.

“In the last part of the final session, we were just trying to bat through the overs so we can come fresh on the next day. Captain told me to extend the partnership and my goal is to perform well as an all-rounder in the Test team.

“My younger brother and my family are the happiest whenever I perform well. I hope they will enjoy my performance in this Test,” he concluded.

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