Karachi [Pakistan], Nov. 22 (ANI
): Former Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis
believes that "more than skills it's the mental side" was the main reason for the side's eight-wicket defeat against New Zealand in the first Test of the two-match series at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
Calling on the team management to understand the real reasons behind what went wrong during the first match, Waqar suggested the players to recap the recently concluded England series where Pakistan were able to draw the four-match Test series 2-2.
"Always diagnose the problem before treatment. More then skills it's the mental side. Recap England series #PushUps #Salute #PAKvsNZ," tweeted the 45-year-old.
Put in to bat first, Pakistan were bundled out for paltry 133 while surrendering to debutant Colin de Grandhomme who took a six-for in Christchurch.
However, Misbah's bowlers tried to pull back the game for Pakistan and put them in contention as they bowled the hosts out for 200, but the batting line-up once again failed to inspire the team and could manage only 171 in their second innings, setting an easy target of 105 runs for the Kiwis, reports Express Tribune.
New Zealand chased down the target with eight wickets in hand courtesy captain Kane Williamson's 61 off 77 balls.
The two teams will now lock horns in the second and final Test commencing from November 25 at Seddon Park. (ANI