Akhtar winning link for Pakistan

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Inzy’s men take lead in ODI’s



Man of the Match: Shoaib Akhtar



Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar proved he may just be the winning link for Pakistan after they brushed England aside to take the lead in the ODI series.

Left out of the Test series through injury, Akhtar wasted no time in finding his rhythm bagging seven wickets in the first two matches for his side.

With the first ODI in Cardiff washed out, Pakistan took the second at Lord’s with a phenomenal performance by Akhtar.

Speaking to reporters after the win, the pace bowler played down his superb return to first class cricket.

“I was just trying to bowl in the right areas”, said Akhtar who was named Man of the Match.

He added: “As far as I am concerned I’m still working on my fitness but I was a lucky guy. I’m putting the ball in the right areas and things are going my way”.

Despite his seven wickets, he still claimed to be off his best.

“I should be bowling at around 95mph, that’s my average, but i’m lacking match practice to be honest.

“I’m not match fit but my goals are really high and I’m thinking ahead towards the World Cup. I should be nice and fit by the Champions Trophy then we can look forward.”

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