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Pakistan Captain Sarfraz Ahmed Says, India's Skill-Level Is High, Ours Is Not Quite There

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| September 24 , 2018 , 15:39 IST

Rohit Sharma-led Indian team hammered Pakistan by 9-wickets in a Super-4 fixture of the Asia cup 2018 at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.

After an impressive performance by the Indian team, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed admitted that his team doesn't match up to the skill level India bring to the table.

Speaking to media, Sarfraz Ahmed at the post-match presentation ceremony said, "Their skill level is high, ours is not quite there, but by the final, we'll get better. It's a do-or-die match for us in the next game, we'll do our best".

"Tough game, we did well with the bat but (were) 20-30 runs short," he said.

Rohit Sharma was dropped twice on 14 and 81 by Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman, respectively and S.Ahmed rued those missed chances.

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The Pakistan Captain further added, "If we keep dropping catches, we won't win games. We've done hard work at fielding. So I'm not sure what's going wrong. I thought the pitch was difficult to bat on (and) that it would be hard for a new batsman to start here. For that reason, we should have held on to our catches," the captain added. "They had set batsman to do the job. We were trying to get early wickets... and when we don't get them, with batsmen like Rohit and Dhawan, it's hard to come back."

"We need to work a lot on our skill level if at all we want to get into the final. It's a do-or-die match against Bangladesh, hopefully we'll come out on top," Sarfraz said before signing off.