Pakistan determined to make it two-nil

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Pakistan will not be content with a one-nil series win against South Africa, and will go on the attack in Dubai in the second Test, according to veteran batsman Younis Khan.

Pakistan will not be content with a one-nil series win against South Africa, and will go on the attack in Dubai in the second Test, according to veteran batsman Younis Khan.

The hosts won the first Test by seven wickets in Abu Dhabi, and could consign the number one Test side to their first series defeat in five years even if they draw.

But Younis wants to go for the jugular, especially after they lost the series in South Africa three-nil earlier this year.

Younis said: "We still remember the heavy defeat against South Africa during the previous series. It is the best time to pay them back in the same coin. We were in a position to win the first Test by an innings or by 10 wickets.

"It didn't happen but we are happy we won the match with a good margin. We will play positive cricket and go for a victory. A draw wouldn't be bad for us. But we want to finish the series on high note."

For their part, the Proteas will not allow another big victory, according to AB de Villiers, who said: "South Africa will go on all-attack and draw the series. It is a matter of pride for South Africa."

The Proteas will be without star batsman Hashim Amla, who is back home awaiting the birth of his child, and Dale Steyn is a doubt with a hamstring injury. But Younis feels the Proteas will be a strong force even without those stars.

He said: "They are top, top players and South Africa are definitely going to miss them. But they are the top professional side and they have got pool of players to replace them.

"They can overcome their absence and even without them they will be a team to beat and we should not show any sort of complacency against them. We should stick to our guns and play positively to win the series in the UAE.

"We have got a good support here and we are feeling at home. We will try to make our supports happy by winning the series against South Africa."

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