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Pakistan's shoddy fielding frustrates coach Waqar

May 07, 2010 16:01 IST

Pakistan coach Waqar Younis is a frustrated man after watching the pathetic fielding display by his team during the six-wicket loss to England in their first Super Eight match of Twenty20 World Cup in Bridgetown, Barbados.

"It can be very frustrating, the way we dropped the catches and the way we fielded," said Waqar after the match.

Pakistan fielders put up a poor show as they dropped as many as five catches in the match, with off-spinner Saeed Ajmal putting down three himself.

Ajmal dropped an easy catch off England opener Craig Kieswetter when he was yet to add anything to the board.

Waqar, also a former Pakistan pace bowler, however, felt that all is not lost for the team but they have to the improve performance in the coming matches if they were to defend the title.

"We're not out of the tournament, so we don't really have to worry about that," he said.

Waqar did not have any qualms to admit it was Kevin Pietersen's unbeaten 70 that made all the difference in the match on Thursday.

"You must give Kevin Pietersen credit for the way he played - he batted like a champion and took the game away from us," Waqar said.

"I thought 147 was a decent total, maybe 15 runs short - but with our bowling attack, I thought we could have managed it," he added.

Meanwhile, captain Shahid Afridi also said that they have to give the best performance in their next match against New Zealand on Saturday.

"We missed our opportunities (against England) and you can't afford to miss opportunities. We are working hard but right now I don't know  why we are missing opportunities," Afridi said.

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