Pak needs to play aggressive cricket during Centurion Test to avoid whitewash ignominy

Islamabad, Feb 22 (ANI): Pakistan would need to play aggressively against South Africa in the final Test match at Centurion to stand any chance of avoiding a series whitewash at the hands of the world's number one team in the longest version of cricket.

After having won a majority of sessions in Cape Town, Pakistan faced defeat at the hands of a team, which had more belief in their own ability, according to Dawn.com.

Even though Pakistan lost in Newlands there is plenty they can take from it in terms of personal progress, it reported.

South Africa are without a shadow of doubt the number one team in the world and this dead rubber will only exhibit the extent of their ruthlessness, and it is unlikely that the Proteas will provide any respite to the visitors; they will look to further stamp authority and go for a likely series white wash, the paper said.

Misbah may lack aggression and the skills of a tactician but he has risen and become a leader of men, and he has found good aid in the chirpy Muhammad Hafeez and the experienced Younis Khan, the paper added.

To turn this around, Pakistan will have to come out with all guns blazing and surprise South Africa with an aggressive counter punch that hurts, or else, the game is unlikely to change in Pakistan's favour, the paper concluded. (ANI)

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