By Bhawna Rawat, Updated : Aug 18, 2020 11:40 IST
Eng Vs Pak Test Match: Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis reviews game, wants team to stay longer in ‘bad light’


  • Pakistan coach reviews 2nd test match of Eng vs Pak, in virtual media conference. 

  • “Staying out there a bit longer, after bad light ruined the 2nd test match”  

  • “We need to be careful of is which kind of cricket ball is used”, says Waqar. 

Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis said he wanted to see teams “staying out there a bit longer” after bad light spoiled the second test against England at Rose Bowl Southampton. 

On day 5 in the match where a draw had long appeared in the end, with England still in their first innings at 110-4, whereas Pakistan’s subtotal was 236. Only 134.3 overs were bowled in the 2nd test match, when rain washed out the play. 

"I feel unless light gets really bad, we can stay out there a bit longer," said Pakistan coach Waqar Younis. 

"But I'm generally in favor of changing as little in Test cricket as possible," he added after a result that left Pakistan still 1-0 down in a three-match series ahead of the third Test, also at Southampton, starting from 21st August. 

"It's the oldest and most traditional format. What we need to be careful of is which kind of cricket ball is used." 

He added: "I don't yet know how a Dukes pink ball is going to behave in this country. If conditions are overcast and the lights are on, maybe it'll do too much. It can work, but we'd need further trials in England." 

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