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Misbah 'worried' at state of Dubai pitches following second Test loss against Sri Lanka

Johannesburg, Jan 13 : Pakistani captain Misbah-ul Haq has expressed his disappointment at not getting turning pitches to play up to his team's strength after suffering a heavy nine-wicket defeat by Sri Lanka in the second Test in Dubai on Sunday.


Pakistan conceded a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after the first Test ended in a draw in Abu Dhabi and the defeat was largely due to the ineffectiveness of Pakistan's main weapon Saeed Ajmal, with the off-spinner having bagged only five wickets to show in the two Tests.

According to Sport24, Ajmal went wicketless in his 49 overs in the second innings of the first Test in a sharp contrast to his performance in 2011 against the same team in UAE, when he got 18 wickets, and Misbah said that the pitches in Dubai disappointed them as they are not getting support as per their strength of spinners.

Misbah further said that they are not satisfied at the pitches as they are not flat tracks, adding that it was surprising that there was no break on the pitch, even on the fifth day of the Test.

Pakistan also lost to South Africa at the same pitch three months ago, the report added.

--ANI (Posted on 13-01-2014)

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