Pak team still in ODI mindset: Coach

Updated: 23 November 2007 13:39 IST

Expressing disappointment, Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson on Thursday said that his players could not come out of the one-day mindset.

Pak team still in ODI mindset: Coach

New Delhi:

Expressing disappointment, Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson on Thursday said that his players could not come out of the one-day mindset which resulted in the team's batting collapse on the opening day of the first cricket Test against India in Delhi.

"It's always disappointing that we played shots as we had ODI cricket in mind. The boys are also disappointed because they had a good start which they failed to convert," Lawson said after the day's play at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.

The Australian, however, defended his batsmen and said he was relaxed at the end of the day.

"Probably it's more relaxing for me because we were 142 for 8 at one stage. The pitch is not easy to bat, ball is moving very much," he said.

Lawson praised Misbah-ul Haq and Mohammad Sami for helping the team when it was under pressure.

"We were slugging at 142-8. But Misbah and Sami gave a good reply. It also gets a bit easier as the ball gets older and Sami followed the instructions given to him well."



Topics : Cricket India Pakistan
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