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Ramiz: Pakistan will have to force the pace

ESPNcricinfo's Andrew Fernando catches up with former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja to look back on the second day's play of the third Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Sharjah

Interviewer: Andrew Fernando

January 17, 2014

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 1:30 GMT)

With a test in the bag, it is obvious Lankans could suffice for a draw, at least to not taking undue risks. This now leaves Pakistan in a position to contend with a draw or worst even loose - the possibility is there. Ajmal lived up to a great bowling spell, but unlucky indeed, while in some respect with some crucial decisions that have impacted the match situation. The Lankans have remarkably turned around with in fact a considerable action coming from the rear guard. Notably, what was once Pakistan pace attack its trump card, is hindered by extraordinary level of injuries that needs to be dealt with sooner. Bowling at 130/km, is not going to do that. Lets see what happens next....... Online draft.....

Posted by TheKeeper on (January 17, 2014, 21:29 GMT)

Somehow, I just feel that both Ajmal and Rehman bowled too fast.

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