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Akmal is ecstatic

Calcutta: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq heaped praises on their three-pronged spin bowling attack, comprising Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi and Mohammed Hafeez, for registering a 72-run win over Afghanistan in the Asia Cup, in Fatullah, on Thursday.

“Our bowlers, especially Ajmal, Afridi and Hafeez, bowled extremely well. The pacers were good too, but the three spinners did some really special bowling,” said the Pakistan captain.

Man of the Match Umar Akmal, who scored a century, said he would like to play such innings more often than not. “It’s one of my best innings. When the ball was in the air (when on 28), I was hoping it would get dropped and I would continue my innings. I am ecstatic. Hopefully, I will get more opportunities like this and I want to thank my seniors for their support.”