Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis commenting his team’s performance over five Tests as “extremely good” as they beat Australia 2-0 and level the series against New Zealand 1-1. Pakistan went down by an innings and 80 runs in the third and final Test against New Zealand in Sharjah on Sunday, an ending Waqar felt should not be criticized.
Pakistan’s October win also in United Arab Emirates was their first against Australia in 20 years. Pakistan were without their ace spinner Saeed Ajmal who is under suspension over illegal bowling action since September. But left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar and leggie Yasir Shah took 27 wickets apiece in the five Tests to fill the void well. Waqar predicted a good future for Pakistan in Test cricket.
Pakistan and New Zealand now play two Twenty20s in Dubai on December 4 and 5 followed by five one-day internationals.