Southampton: Pakistani opener Abid Ali showed confidence in his team to avoid defeat tomorrow when they come out to bat at 100-2 with a trail of 210 runs.
Speaking to reporters, Abid said they were given a plan to stay at the crease as long as they could to avoid defeat. “Our plan was to spend as much time at the crease as we can and I think we succeed in it. I and Azhar were making short plans and gradually achieving it,” said Abid who got out for 42.
Talking about his form, Abid said it was a learning experience for him in England and he tried his hundred percent to deliver for his team. “This was my first time in England and I believe I have learned a lot from here. Unfortunately, I failed to score runs but I will try to gain experience from here and apply ahead in my career,” he maintained.
It must be noted here that Abid scored 139 in five innings of three Test matches. His highest score was 60 in the second Test which ended in a draw following bad weather.