SHARJAH - Pakistan cricket team had more than three hours net practice session at Sharjah cricket stadium prior to the second One-day International, which starts from Friday. The way Pakistan players were practicing, it seems they are fully committed to clinch the second ODI.

Black Caps preferred not to practice today (Thursday). All the players looked in great shape, working on their fitness and physical training, while also on batting and most importantly fielding.

Hafeez will leave for the country after playing in the second ODI to undergo unofficial biomechanics test at Indian lab, waiting to get visa. Pakistan team will practice today (Thursday) from 10am to 12pm at same venue, while Kiwis will also practice in the afternoon session.

Waqar, Mushtaq and Moin Khan spent lot of time together discussing various aspects and had witnessed players in action. The overall morale of the boys was quite high after narrowly edging Black Caps in the first ODI. The boys looked relaxed, enjoying practice and completely focused on the task ahead.

Talking to the journalists, wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed highly lauded Pakistan teams’ success in the first ODI and added Haris Sohail and Shahid Afridi played superbly and guided the team to deserving triumph. “I was upset to get out cheaply and would try to play natural game and contribute as much as I could with both gloves and willow.”

“I am a team man and ready to bat at any given number. I would love to play for the team rather than going for personal glory. I am grateful to coaches for giving me confidence and standing right behind me. I am focused on the task ahead while the morale in the camp is sky high. We had won the first One-day and now, we would like to win the second to take 2-0 lead. “I had no problem or pressure while playing in all three formats. I always try to perform in whatever format given chance,” Sarfraz added. To another query regarding world cup, he said: “There is still much time left before the mega event, and nobody knows who will be in the final squad. But if selected and given a chance to represent the country, I would love to grab the opportunity with both hands and try to play sheet-anchor role in the team’s progress and will give my more than 100 percent.”