Pakistan win series but Waqar not satisfied


Despite a two-nil win in the T20 series against Zimbabwe, Pakistan coach Waqar Younis was still not satisfied with the performance saying they are a much better side than they are showing.

Playing at home for the first time in more than six years, Pakistan twice had to chase down totals of the more than 170 in the two matches, both played in Lahore,  and on both occasions they just scraped home after having been given good starts by their top-order.

In the first match, chasing 173, the home side were 142 for none but lost five wickets for just 27 runs before skipper Shahid Afridi hit the winning runs with three balls remaining.

In the second game, needing 176 to win, it was left to tail-ender Bilawal Bhatti, batting at number 10, to score the 12 runs needed off the last over.

Waqar said after the series win: "We were fifth (in the rankings) and remained fifth. We were expecting that we would win this but never thought of such tight matches. We might have won but without the sense of jubilation.
"We are a better team than this. We actually have to improve a lot and the middle order and should have to take responsibility, so I can say that it didn't delight me.

"A win is a win and I am proud of my boys but definitely there are quite a few loopholes which we have to fix, but overall if you ask honestly I am not satisfied because we are better than this and should have performed well and won it more convincingly."