Cricket: Pakistan look for confidence boosting win

DUBAI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said his team will look for a confidence-boosting win over Australia in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday.

Pakistan lost by 93 runs in the opening match of three in Sharjah on Tuesday and looked well short on confidence. Misbah said his batsmen needed one good innings to get them going.

“At the moment our confidence is shaky,” said Misbah on Thursday.
“When your confidence is bad even a straight ball becomes difficult for you, all these players have performed well before but at the moment they need one good innings to restore that confidence.”

Misbah said levelling the series was important. “Yes, it is very important to level the series, for the sake of saving the series, for the sake of the team and the

“Winning is always very important and it is more important with the World Cup coming up,” said Misbah of the global event to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand in February-March next year.