Yusuf said, “We had a good game plan and it succeeded. We were trying to get a boundary or a six in every over regardless of who the bowler was and to keep rotating the strike. The wicket was good and the partnership was also coming along well.So we were trying to put the bowlers and the captain under pressure so that they commit a mistake and so do the fielders. We backed ourselves.”
Asked how they were picking the bowlers to go after, Pathan explained, “The bowlers were becoming aggressive and I was enjoying that. When the bowler comes aggressively at you, I feel good because (which means) he wants to get me out and that leads to a good contest. I enjoy that contest and fighting back.”
“The wicket was good and the outfield fast, so that too was helpful,” he added.