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Pakistan eying improved performance against UAE

Pakistan eying improved performance against UAE
Squeezing out a narrow win against minnows Zimbabwe in their last game, Pakistan would now look to put up an improved batting display in order to raise their net run-rate when they take on another ICC’s Associate nation, UAE in a Pool B match on Wednesday.

Pakistan’s batting woes continued even against Zimbabwe, before they managed to eke out a scrappy 20-run win in their last tie at Brisbane, to finally open their account in the World Cup.

Pakistan looked far from their once dominating self in the two earlier defeats against arch foes India and the West Indies. Owing to their poor net run-rate, which stands at -1.37, Pakistan are placed second last in the Pool B table ahead their Wednesday’s opponents United Arab Emirates.

Captain Misbah-ul-Haq has warned his team couldn’t afford any more slip-ups. “From now on we have to play every game as it is a knockout match,” Misbah said. Pakistan had struggled to score 235 for seven against Zimbabwe with only Misbah contributing with the bat yet again. Wednesday would be a great opportunity for the likes of Younis Khan, Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi to be back among runs against UAE. 
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