Pak has outside chance of win at Edgbaston: Ajmal

London: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal insists that his team has a chance of a shock victory over England in the ongoing second Test match at Edgbaston.

Ajmal along with wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider led a dramatic revival on the third day on Sunday, as Pakistan reached 291-9 at stumps to take a surprise lead of 112 runs going into day four.

"Cricket is a strange game, we only have a lead of 112 runs, but anything is possible. Who knows what will happen, 112 runs could well be enough," a website quoted Ajmal, as saying.

"If Asif and Gul can score a few more runs and stretch the lead further then that will boost our confidence further."

"A couple of early wickets and the pressure will build on the opposition. One thing is sure, my team mates and I will do our utmost tomorrow," he added.

The 32-year-old, who slammed his maiden Test half-century, said that his plan was to ensure full support to Haider (88) during their crucial 115 run partnership for the eighth wicket.

"Amir and Zulqarnain had battled hard against some impressive England bowling, and when Amir was out, my intention initially was to make sure that Zulqarnain was given plenty of support and the majority of the strike," Ajmal said.

"The young man batted brilliantly, it was such a mature innings and he showed the temperament of a seasoned campaigner, rather than a debutant," he added.



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