It was only some dropped catches that took the game away from us – Waqar Younis

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Pakistan Bowling Coach Waqar Younis said the team’s poor fielding performance was the main reason for losing at Sabina Park on Sunday.

Pakistan Bowling coach Waqar Younis stated the player’s careless fielding titled the first test in favour of the West Indies but the coach said he is “Proud” of the bowling unit that kept creating opportunities in a low-scoring Test. 

Pakistani players had taken some amazing catches at the first but dropped some catches at the crucial stage of the match, two of which involved Kemar Roach who helped West Indies walk off with a one-wicket victory against Pakistan at Sabina Park on Sunday. 

“We would not get a better advertisement for the beauty of Test cricket. Both teams fought very well but unfortunately, we didn’t avail some good opportunities at a crucial stage of the match which cost us at the end,”

Waqar said in a release issued by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

“The pitch was conducive to seam bowling and our pacers bowled well. Undoubtedly, It was a low target that we had to defend yet we fought hard and it was only some dropped catches that took the game away from us,”

he added.

“I am very proud of my bowlers. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hassan Ali bowled brilliantly. I have full confidence in the abilities of Mohammad Abbas. He was very impressive in the match but unfortunately, he didn’t get many wickets,”

said Waqar.

Bowling Coach Waqar Younis is hoping that Team would give a better performance in the second and last test of the series on Friday.

“We must admire Babar Azam for the way he kept his nerves and took some good decisions as captain in the last match,”

said Waqar.

“Leggie Yasir Shah is a match-winner and we are fortunate to have Nauman Ali as a good backup spinner. We will go with a positive mindset in the second game and try to do better,”

he added.

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