RAWALPINDI - All the arrangements have been finalised for Pakistan A and Afghanistan cricket team match to be played today (Friday) at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, the ground where match would be played after six years gap as it was closed for maintenance. Pakistan A had 1-0 lead in the series as they defeated Afghan team by five wicket in the first ODI after facing strong resistance on last Wednesday. Talking to The Nation, Afghan cricket team captain Nawroz Mangal said: "In the first match we fell short by 40 to 50 runs. If we managed to score 200 plus runs we could have restricted Pakistan. We have learned from our mistakes in the first match and will try to give Pakistan a tough fight and a run for their money." On a question about high standards of fielding and catching, Mangal said they were trained very hard in the nets and their coach Rashid Latif was an excellent wicketkeeper who was focusing on ground fielding and catching. It is worth mentioning here that Afghan players did not drop a single catch offered to them while Pakistan players failed to take even a single run on over throws. In an exclusive talk with this correspondent, Sohail Tanveer, the captain of Pakistan A, said that. "We will try to overcome the shortcomings of the first match. These kids facing lack of experience at this level and have only appeared in a couple of domestic seasons that's why they feel shy and nervous but I have had a detailed discussion with them and every thing will be fine in the next match." He said they would try to win this match to secure the series and the players morale was high. He added that they wanted to perform for their country. He observed that it would be a great moment for every one to perform in front of the national selectors. Mohsin ALI