Malik looking to tighten screws on Bangladesh

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Lahore, Apr 9 (UNI) Despite a thumping 152-run win in the opening game of the five-match ODI series against Bangladesh here, Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik refuses to underestimate visitors and said it was dangerous to draw any conclusion from the match.

''You can't judge a team on one match alone. This is cricket where you can't take any team lightly,'' he said. ''We set them a big target and sometimes if you get a good start, you can push the chase close. But our bowlers did really well to take early wickets to put the pressure on.'' A century from Mohammad Yousuf and useful 85 runs from the captain himself set Pakistan up before Sohail Tanvir, Rao Iftikhar Anjum and Shahid Afridi wrapped up a comfortable win over a strangely insipid Bangladesh yesterday.

Malik, however, is planning to give opportunities to players who have impressed in the domestic circuit, though the first target, he insisted, was to wrap up the series.

''This is not a time-pass series for us. We are taking it seriously and we want to improve our fielding and fitness during it.

''Our first priority is to win the series. After that we will look at some of the guys who have done well in the domestic tournaments and give them a chance,'' he said The second game of the five-match one-day series will be held at Faisalabad on April 11.


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