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Sport Why 'appalling' Pakistan were no match for Aussies

05:30  05 december  2019
05:30  05 december  2019 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

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That's the view of former Australian skipper Ian Chappell, who says Azhar Ali's leadership was a key factor in Australia's thumping 2-0 series win.

The home side won both matches by an innings, to extend Pakistan's losing streak in this country to 14 matches, eclipsing Bangladesh's 13 straight losses at home between 2001-2004. Australia's win in Adelaide came for the loss of just three wickets, the fewest ever lost by an Australian team in a Test victory.

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The Aussies ’ first goal came in the eighth minute off the first penalty corner. Though, Australia again had most of the exchanges in the third quarter but it was green-shirts’ best 15 minutes of the game. In their next match Pakistan face Japan on Thursday. Japan were held to a 1-1 draw by New Zealand.

Pakistan has now won just four of the 37 Tests they've played in Australia, and only one of 25 since 1983.

"It's an appalling record really," Chappell told Wide World of Sports.

"There were a few people in Pakistan who jumped up and down when I said after the last tour that Australia should stop inviting them, if that's what it takes to get them to wake up to themselves.

"Talent wise they're better than 14 straight losses. They were abysmal this time. This is probably the worst of the lot."

Chappell took particular aim at captain Azhar Ali and coach Misbah-ul-Haq, who skippered the team during their previous tour in 2016-17.

"They've got no idea how to captain in Australia," Chappell said.

"Misbah was horrible last time he came here, now he's the coach and from talking to some people they think he was orchestrating things off the field on this tour.

"Well, he didn't do any better this time around."

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According to Chappell, captaincy in Australian conditions requires the same adjustment as batting or bowling.

"There's a total lack of understanding about Australian conditions, and it's not just Pakistan. Alastair Cook was abysmal for England, and I'm not sure Joe Root is much better.

"Everyone jumps up and down and says batting in Australia is difficult for teams from the subcontinent, and the bounce makes it tricky, but if a good batsman gets a start, he can be bloody hard to get out, as we saw with David Warner in Adelaide.

"Captaining in Australia is different to anywhere else in the world, and when overseas teams come here they prepare by practicing on bouncy pitches, but how much thought do they give to captaining in Australia?

"Certainly on the evidence it seems like they don't give any thought to it."

Pakistan have enjoyed more success in recent times against Australian in the UAE, where they won 1-0 in 2018 and 2-0 in 2014. But even in favourable conditions, Chappell says Pakistan often lacks a backup plan.

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"In the UAE, where Pakistan has been successful against Australia, you've got fieldsman around the bat a lot of the time against the spinners, but once that doesn't work, they haven't got a clue what to do.

"You feel a bit sorry for them because they haven't been able to play at home, but I'd be suggesting they try and do something to improve the leadership, because Pakistan captaincy in Australia has been appalling for quite some time.

"They need to be prepared to bowl really well for an hour, and against good players even that mightn't get you a wicket, so you've got to bowl really well for the next hour.

"In Brisbane in particular, they'd bowl rubbish with crap field placings, and then suddenly they'd bowl a really good ball out of the blue and beat the bat.

"That's what tends to happen when there's no consistency to the good bowling."

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