We will go all out for a win: Younis Khan

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Bangalore, Dec 7 (UNI) Pakistan will go all out for a win to square the series in the third and final test against India beginning at the M Chinnaswamy stadium here tomorrow.

Stand-in skipper Younis Khan, who has reluctantly taken up the mantle of leading the side, with the injured captain Shoaib Malik ruled out for the final Test told a pre-match press conference that they will go for a victory and will not be satisfied with a draw.

However, when asked about the team's chance, he said, ''Its 50:50.'' His confidence about a victory was backed by the success rate, the team had achieved at the Bangalore venue as it had won two of the four tests with the remaining brace ending in draws.

Younis Khan, who had earlier refused to accept to lead the team was disappointed over Malik's injury that has kept him out of the second and third tests. Saying ''I have to do the job here also.'' He also said leading the team would not put pressure on him.

''It's (pressure as captain) is all media hype.'' He was all praise of the team's performance in the drawn Kolkata test.''We played very well'' and hope to continue with the same performance here,'' Younis said.

He said leading the team would not deter him from contributing to the team as a player. ''I will concentrate on my game,'' he said.

The stand-in skipper said he was yet to look at the wicket, but was surprised over the weather condition which has denied the teams a good practice session. During the last two days, following depression in the Bay of Bengal, the city had been experiencing cloudy weather with intermittent light to heavy drizzle.

Younis had a good word about the performance of pacer Shoaib Akhtar saying, the team would definitely depend on him alone, but added that even Mohammed Sami had done well.

He said players could give their best performance only if they were allowed to play freely. Be it Sachin (Tendulkar) or Shoaib, their dependence by the resepctive teams should not be overplayed, he added.

UNI

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