Hafeez: ‘The way Kamran played was exceptional. The way the boys approached the chase was very positive. Shoaib knows how to handle pressure. He supported Kamran very well. It was a good effort from the bowlers as well. They tried a few things. Chasing well is a very positive sign for Pakistan. Winning against Australia and winning against India will give us the momentum we need.’
Kamran Akmal, not surprisingly, was the man of the match for his splendid knock.
Dhoni: ‘It was a good game to test out. We were playing with five bowlers. We needed to take a call if we need to go in with four or five bowlers. Maybe we gave away few extra runs initially but overall it was a good game. There are a few batsmen in our team who like to play aggressively. They like the cushion of an extra batsman. We are comfortable with 7 batsmen. Rohit played very well. Lot of people think 20 overs is very short but you’ve got to give yourself some time. He did well today. Hopefully if he and Virat keep doing that, we will think of going in with an extra bowler at some point in the tournament.’