Australia was just too good for Pakistan: Yousuf

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Sydney, Jan. 25 (ANI): Defending his decision to bowl first in the second ODI against Australia, Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has said that Aussies were just too good for Pakistan in Sydney.

"They batted well and bowled well. We were just outplayed by them. Australia is the best team because everyone knows what they want. Their captain doesn't have to tell them anything. They just know what to do," The News quoted Yousuf, as saying.

"There was some moisture in the wicket and it was cloudy so I thought may be we can take a few early wickets with the new ball," he added after his team conceded 267 runs and was then bowled out for a measly 127 runs.

Yousuf expressed disappointment in his own players.

"Our players will have to play for the country and come out of their shell. Our bowlers gave away too many runs. But still I believe that 268 was not an achievable target," he said.

When asked whether he was under pressure after reports that the PCB has already decided to sack him after this tour, Yousuf remained subdued and diplomatic in his reaction.

"This is not in my hands, everything is in the board's hands. I will serve my country as a player or captain, doesn't matter. You want that I lose it now? Not my hands, board's hands," Yousuf said. (ANI)

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