Pakistam made the seemingly impossible task possible on Saturday when they successfully chased down a huge 342-run target set by Bangladesh with two wickets remaining to win the first warm-up match ahead of the start of the ICCChampions Trophy 2017 in England and Wales.
Though Pakistan batting legend Younus Khan believes warm-up wins carry no worth, but he thinks the Men in Green’s last gasp victory against Bangladesh in Saturday’s match deserved praise.
“The warm-up matches are not to be taken seriously as teams do not field their full strength squads in them, but Pakistan’s victory was good in the match against Bangladesh courtesy Fahim Ashraf and Hasan Ali’s brilliance,” said Younus.
When asked about Pakistan’s chances against India in the upcoming June 4 clash in the Champions Trophy, Younus said they beat India in the past, and have the ability of doing it once again.
“Pakistan have beaten India in the previous edition of the tournament and still have the ability to beat them,” he said. “The conditions will be different for both Pakistan and India but the pitches are in good shape to support high totals.”
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com