Pakistan to 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 team, with the injured captain Shoaib Malik ruled out for this test aslo told a pre match press conference ''we 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 the team 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 said ''I have to do the job here also''. He also said that leading the team would also not put pressure on him.

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

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 standin skipper said that he had not had a look at the wicket yet, 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 pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar, but the team would definitely depend on him alone, he said adding that even Mohammed Sami had done well. He said players could come out of 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 over played, he added.


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