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Confident Butt says levelling series against England would be "most wonderful thing"

By Nairita Das
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London, Aug.26 (ANI): Eyeing settling scores with England, Pakistan skipper Salman Butt has said that it would be 'the most wonderful thing' for his young team if it wins the fourth and final Test against the home side, starting today (Thursday) at Lord's, to level the series 2-2.

Butt said winning the third Test at The Oval last week has boosted the confidence of his side, and the players were now raring to do well in the last encounter against England.

"I think it would be the most wonderful thing," Butt told reporters here.

"To come from 2-0 down to level the series would help and boost their confidence for the rest of their futures," he added.

The 25-year old captain is aware about the challenges concerned with leading the Pakistani national team, which has had different captains for almost every other series, and Butt believes that winning a couple of Tests against two different world class teams (Australia and England) is not less than an achievement for his largely inexperienced squad.

"I think to have two very good very good wins and two losses is a fifty percent record. Away from home, against the world's best sides that is very good because nobody here or in the world expected us to win the games that we did," The Daily Times quoted Butt, as saying.

Commenting on his own form during the English summer, the left-handed opening batsman, who pushed himself down the batting order in the Oval Test, said he is happy that he got runs in both the Tests that Pakistan has won during the series against Australia and England.

"I feel wonderful. The ball is hitting the middle. Both times in the winning games, when really it mattered the most, I got runs.

It is not always about getting big runs, it is about getting the runs that matter in the context of the game," Butt said. (ANI)

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