‘Won’t repeat mistakes we did in first Test’ Faheem Ashraf


Christchurch: All-rounder Faheem Ashraf has aimed not to repeat the mistakes the Pakistan team did in the first Test against New Zealand at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.

Blackcaps defeated Pakistan by 101 runs but there were few standout performers including Faheem, who tried to save the Test after being down and out in the first innings.

“We identified our mistakes today before the practice session and will try not to repeat that in the do and die fixture,” the 26-year-old said.

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“All the players want to end the series on a winning note. Today, during the training session, our aim was to practice according to the match situation,” he added.

Faheem, who scored 91 in the first innings of the Mount Maunganui Test, said that the pitch completely changed after Day one.

“Pitch was quite different on Day one but then it started to behave like the pitches, we used to have back in Pakistan. Christchurch’s pitch is totally opposite to Mount Maunganui and we will look to adjust accordingly,” Faheem concluded.

The second Test between Pakistan and New Zealand starts on January 3 at Bay Oval, Christchurch.

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