Misbah proud of Pakistan

Skipper beams after top-ranked England crushed 3-0 in the UAE

Last Updated: 06/02/12 2:17pm

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Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was proud of his team after they completed a 3-0 whitewash of England in the third Test in Dubai.

Pakistan won by 71 runs with Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul taking four wickets each as England were bowled out for 252 on the fourth day.

Ajmal's 24 wickets over the three Tests earned him the man-of-the-series award and Azhar Ali's second innings' 157 won the man-of-the-match award.

"I think it was a wonderful performance by the team," Misbah said on Sky Sports. "I can't explain this in words. This victory really means a lot to us.

"I think it was a wonderful performance by the team. I can't explain this in words. This victory really means a lot to us."
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"After getting out for 99 (in the first innings), I think nobody thought we could come back in this game. But Pakistan are really doing well under pressure and that's really incredible for this team."

Target

Coach Mohsin Khan is targeting England's number one spot in the Test rankings.

"I think today is like a dream come true," he said. "It's not a very experienced team, not a world beater, but it's a very talented team and I have lot of faith in the captain.

"But we have to perform the same way when we play in Australia, South Africa or England.

"To become number one it's very important you perform all over the cricketing world."

On his captain, he added: "Misbah is a very sensible person, cool minded. We sit down together, discuss things, have no ego problems. I feel very comfortable with Misbah."

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