Ajmal: I don't take easy wickets

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Spinner Saeed Ajmal welcomed the Player of the Series award, after Pakistan record a resounding two-one series win over the Proteas.

Spinner Saeed Ajmal welcomed the Player of the Series award, after Pakistan record a resounding two-one series win over the Proteas.

Victorious in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, the tourists lost the third and final fixture in Centurion, but still became the first team from the sub-continent to achieve an ODI series victory in South Africa.

Ajmal, who will play for the Titans in South Africa's domestic T20 competition next year, enjoyed a fine stretch of form throughout, clinching five wickets at an impressive average of 21.60 and a miserly economy rate of 3.86.

"I am very happy with my captain, my team-mates. They are always with me when I am bowling. I am enjoying this a lot. I come to bowl and need to attack and get the wickets, so I do it," said Ajmal.

"It's not easy but we work hard, so that is why I don't take easy wickets. I am very happy to play against South Africa and this series victory is very satisfying for us."

While the Proteas will begin preparations for India's arrival, the Pakistanis' next assignment is two Twenty20 Internationals, five ODIs and three Tests against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates.

"If you have choices like that then you can really go for it. This should help us in the Sri Lanka tour. Winning here in South Africa also helps us mentally," added captain Misbah-ul-Haq.

"The pressure was on but I know in cricket that these things happen. Sometimes you are trying everything and giving 100 percent, and you still lose. You have to be patient and bat well, which we have done through this series."

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