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Younger Akmal pleased with performance
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Player:Umar Akmal, GC Tonge
Event:ICC Champions Trophy 2009/10

DateLine: 24th September 2009

 

Pakistan's new batting sensation Umar Akmal, who shared an unbroken 58-run stand with his skipper Afridi, was pleased with the way the game turned out, and said he is now focussing towards their second game against arch-rivals India.

 

"I am very happy with the way I batted and it pleases me to have won a match for my team.

 

"Now, I look forward to the match against India. I used to watch them play on the television when I was a boy and now me playing against them is a reality. I can't wait for the match."

 

West Indian pacer Tonge said that despite being only a second string outfit, the team did well to make it a fight. He said:

 

"It was a very good track for fast bowling. Having a look at the bowlers using it first up, you could see there was a little bit of nip in it. There was a fair bit of carry, so it was a very good pitch for fast bowling."

 

Tonge felt that his side could have even won the game had they batted slightly better.

 

"I reckon that 50 more runs would have been a good total for us to go and defend. I must say well done to the guys.

 

"I think they put on a very good effort in the field and the energy levels were high. Hopefully next time we will play a little bit better."

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