Thatscricket - ODI Series - India~~s tour of Pakistan- Ganguly promises a different show at Karachi

Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2004, 0:33 [IST]
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Karachi:Having "spoken" to his bowlers about their shoddy performance in the warm-up game against Pakistan 'A', Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly promised on Friday to respond "differently" in the high-voltage opening one-dayer on Saturday against Pakistan whose captain Inzamam ul-Haq declared that his batsmen would exploit India's "weak" bowling attack.

"I don't think it (performance of Thursday) will affect the morale of the team. It was a bad day and we bowled poorly," Ganguly said at a joint press conference in Karachi.

"It was a warm up game and the players will respond differently in a match situation," he said.

"I have spoken to the bowlers and they have also realised that they had not bowled well in the match. I am sure they will put up a much improved display when the matches get underway," said the Indian skipper who arrived in Karachi alongwith his teammates on Friday afternoon.

Inzamam, buoyed by Pakistan A's comfortable six-wicket win in the tour opening match at Lahore on Thursday, said, "we would definitely take inspiration from the performance of the youngsters and would exploit their weak bowling attack."

The Pakistan skipper, however, said his team could not take the Indians lightly. "We have worked on their weak points but that does not mean we will take them lightly".

Ganguly did not think that the defeat in the tour-opener would put more pressure on the Indians.

"The pressure will be on both teams. We are playing a series after a long time and both the teams want to win it. It will be a good contest."

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