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Asia Cup: Pakistan keen on rematch with India, says Shoaib Malik

Karachi: Pakistan's experienced all-rounder Shoaib Malik has said that he and his teammates are keen to set up a rematch with India in the final of the Asia Cup tournament in Bangladesh.

Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik

Malik said that they had lost to India in the group match on Saturday since the team had failed to adapt to the conditions at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.

'Failed to read the pitch'
"I think we failed to read the pitch and conditions properly against India and instead of adapting ourselves we committed hari kari by trying to play overly attacking shots," Malik said.

The former Pakistan captain said everyone in the team was disappointed by the defeat but were now also more intent on winning matches to qualify for the final. "We want to play India in the final again and we know we can do well against them. It is all a matter of just adapting to the different conditions here," he added.

He said that all the seniors in the side realised how important it was for them to fire on all cylinders now in the Asia Cup. "We all know just how disappointing the defeat to India must have been to our supporters back home. We know how much emotions are involved in a match with India and we would like to make amends."

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