Inzamam-ul-Haq was full of praise for the way his young team fought out a
draw with England.
Inzamam led the way
with a fifty but he was quick to salute his colleagues as they earned parity
in the first Test.
"It was a good day for
us - it's not easy batting on the last day but Faisal Iqbal and Mohammad
Yousuf played well.
"Yousuf was tremendous
throughout the game. It's mostly a young team and they were under pressure
after the first day but they got better," Inzamam said.
"Our bowling is not
very experienced but in the first innings if we had taken our catches we had
"And then with the
batting our openers are not experienced in these conditions but hopefully
they will do well in the coming games."
Coach Bob Woolmer was
not entirely satisfied, however, and believes his team will have to go up a
gear in time for the second Test at Old Trafford next week.
"I think we played
some reasonably good cricket but we have to develop as a team and play
better than we did," the Englishman explained.
Woolmer admitted he
was surprised England delayed their declaration but refused to criticise the
"It's not for me to
comment on their tactics but you can argue they should have knocked a few
more runs up on Sunday evening.
"I would want two new
balls when trying to bowl a side out but England didn't see it that way and
they bowled pretty well.
"Maybe they could have
played it differently but I'm happy with a draw."
Yousuf was man of the
match after his double century in the first innings, which continued his
fine run of form against England - he achieved the same feat in the previous
Test against them in Lahore last winter.
"I am in good form and
hopefully I can see the series through in the same way," he said.
"I've made a few runs
against England but that does not mean they are not a good bowling side -
they are one of the best.
"It was a very good
pitch to bat on - I'd like every wicket to be like this - and I took my
chance to score some runs."