Sunday 23 March 2014 

Video - Bailey, Hafeez React To Pakistan Win Over Australia

Watch as captains George Bailey and Mohammad Hafeez give their post-match reactions to Pakistan's 16-run ICC World Twenty20 win over Australia.

Pakistan posted 191 for five and emerged victorious when Australia were bowled out for 175 in reply.

While Bailey praised the way Pakistan bowled against them, he admitted that his side had let themselves down with their fielding.

"Certainly the Pakistan spinners bowled very well tonight - as did Umar Gul, who stood up when the pressure was on," he said.

"Batting and bowling can go wither way and we saw some really goods bits in both sides but we set a pretty high standard in the field and that wasn't good enough tonight."

Meanwhile, a delighted Hafeez said his bowlers were 'exceptional', helping them come back after Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch had put on 118 in 65 balls for the third wicket.

"I think the boys held on very well at that stage," he said.

"We were thinking it was only seven and a half an over and (Glenn) Maxwell was batting brilliantly, he was nicking the ball everywhere.

"I think at that stage only I can get to my bowler and attack them and I think our bowlers done a great job for the team - with spin especially Zulfiqar Babar, and at the end Umar Gul, exceptional good," he added.

Earlier in the day, Umar Akmal had struck 94 in 54 balls to set up Pakistan's score.

"Umar Akmal has shown a great talent, he has always got a brilliant talent.

"And that is what we always want him to do - just go there and express himself and I think today was the day he was unbelievable."

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