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Pakistan coach praises Ishant

December 12, 2007

India may have managed to take an upper hand in the third and final Test but Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson made it clear that his wards would be game for a chase on the final day on Wednesday.

India have already taken an overall lead of 220 runs with eight wickets in hand but an unfazed Lawson said Pakistan, trailing 0-1 in the series, would go for a win even if they are set a 300-plus target.

"We need eight wickets tomorrow and our job will be to get those eight wickets as quickly as possible. If India set a target, then we will go after it," Lawson told reporters.

"Yasir (Arafat) bowled well on the first day. He got his three wickets quickly but the next two came after some time. Anyway, it is nice to see a young fast bowler (Ishant Sharma) getting five wickets so early in his career."

Lawson looked impressed by the Delhi pacer and said, "It's nice to see a bowler hit the deck hard and he could be handy in Australia. He has pace and bounce."

Video courtesy: ANI

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