Smith, Waqar all praise for 4th ODI

Published: Monday, November 8, 2010, 10:54 [IST]
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Smith, Waqar all praise for 4th ODI

Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis and South African skipper Graeme Smith have described the fourth one-day match between their two teams in Dubai as "exciting" and "good" for fifty-over-format of the game.

Earlier on Friday, Pakistan pulled off a sensational one-wicket win on the penultimate delivery of the match after being set a challenging 275-run target, to level the five-match series at 2-2 and set an intriguing decider for Monday, The News reported. Waqar described the crucial match as "a hell of a game" and "good for the health of one-day cricket."

Smith, whose 98 was the cornerstone for the South African total, termed the series as having been ultra competitive.

"The four teams that are playing one day cricket at the moment are doing a good job keeping people on the edge of their seats," he said of the Pakistan-South Africa and Australia-Sri Lanka series.

The skipper said close matches are good and exciting for one-day cricket.

"Games like these are good things. Cricket is competitive no matter what the format is, but it is exciting and good for the game," said Smith.


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