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Misbah warns Pakistan, says Test series against England `not over yet`

Updated: Jul 21, 2016 17:13 IST

Karachi, July 21 (ANI): Despite claiming a historic win over England in the opening Test at Lord's, Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has warned his side to be wary of the hosts saying that the series is not over yet and said that the oppositions have all the required tools to bounce back.

Stating that England are a very good side in their own backyard, Misbah said he was expecting many more tough sessions in the upcoming matches against the Alastair Cook-led side.

Earlier, Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah returned the figures of six for 72 and four for 69 across two innings as Pakistan cruised to a 75-run win over England in the opening match of the four-Test series at Lord's on Friday, thus clinching their first triumph on the venue in 20 years.

Dubbing the victory over the Alastair Cook-led side as `special`, the 42-year-old insisted that he had always dreamt of seeing his side win at the `home of cricket`.

Misbah, who was the lone batsman to score a century in the match, insisted that it was an extremely special win for his side because it had come after the infamous spot-fixing scandal, the Express Tribune reported.

Revealing as to why the entire team did push ups after the historic win, Misbah said that it was their way of acknowledging the contribution and the hard work that the army trainers had put in during the country's preparation for the tour.

Misbah, who became the oldest player in 82 years to score a century at Lord's, also heaped praise on his players for showing bravery and producing good results despite lack of international cricket in the country.

With the win, Misbah also became the fourth skipper after Imran Khan, Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram to seal victory at the iconic ground.

Pakistan are currently leading 1-0 in the four-match series and they will play their second match against England at Old Trafford from Friday. (ANI)

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Updated: Feb 28, 2017 17:08 IST

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