Hafeez hails Pak team’s performance under pressure

Updated: Sep 08, 2012, 13:48 PM IST

Dubai: Pakistan T20 skipper Mohammad Hafeez has said that all his team’s players are responding well under pressure.

Australia went below Ireland to the 10th spot on the ICC Twenty20 rankings following their defeat at the hands of Pakistan in a one-over eliminator on the last ball of their second T20 tie.

After both teams were tied on 151 after 20 overs, Australia batted first and scored 11 in six balls.

Pakistan were 0-10 with one ball left. However Cummins bowled a wide, then Pakistan claimed a quick single from the next delivery to notch an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

“It`s a great sign for me that everyone is responding so well, especially under pressure, and it`s very pleasing for me as captain. Everyone`s getting confidence and I`m very proud,” Hafeez said

“I was always very confident and all the time I had belief in the boys that we would win,” a daily quoted him, as saying.

Meanwhile, Australian skipper Geroge Bailey said he was not disheartened by the series loss.

“Whenever it`s so close you run things through your mind and there are a lot of what-ifs. We can take a lot of positives from the match and in terms of a spectacle it was a terrific match,” he said.