Will Pakistan go for the win or settle for 1-0 series Loss ?

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  1. Passionate Pakistani
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    Passionate Pakistani The Don

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    Roughly need around 4 rpo on the final day of test to level the series. Pitch is not as difficult as it was on first day but may help spinners.

    What do you think ? Will Pakistan play aggressive and try to level the series or will they play safe and settle for 1-0 loss ? This will prove the nature of this team and in particular Arthur mindset.

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  2. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    Go for the win? What the hell you are talking about dude. They will block, block & block and will still lose the game by 200+ runs.
     
  3. Prince Pathan
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    Prince Pathan Sultan of Swing

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    Should go for the win but in hindsight a 1-0 loss is better than 2-0


    They cannot chase this down. Unless we see a repeat of Shan Masood and Younus Khan heroics in Srilanka
     
  4. Mohsin
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    Mohsin Sultan of Swing

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    1-0 or 2-0...same thing

    Woe to those who would actually play for a draw.

    This isnt a question that should even have to be asked tbh
     
  5. Fireworks11
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    Fireworks11 Kaptaan

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    Hopefully they go for it.

    As Imran used to say, always go for the win, never the draw, losing doesn't matter.
     
  6. saiyan0321
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    saiyan0321 Cornered Tiger

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    There is absolutely no difference between a 1-0 or 2-0. The same was once said when we needed to chase 250+ in 50 overs against srilanka.

    We have to take them on. Settling for a 1-0 is not the solution here. We simply won't be able to block for that long.

    I know what I am asking is impossible but at least playing positively with a thrust for victory would give us a chance. It woulf also help morale and if we win we are going strong against the Aussies.

    We want to be the number one team. Then the number one team does not settle for 1-0 losses. They try, they fight to win.
     
  7. MNA
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    Its do and die for Pakistan. Don't think they can block their way into a draw, have to go for the win. If they win, they are Ghazi, if they lose, they are martyrs, if they scrap out a draw, they are cowards.
     
  8. Passionate Pakistani
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    Passionate Pakistani The Don

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    What if they scrap out a defeat ? Lol

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  9. MNA
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    If you are going down, go down fighting.
     
  10. chandtara
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    chandtara Mr Cricistan

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    Hope they go for it. Almost impossible task but id rather them go down fighting than not giving it a go.

    Here is what they are up against -

    345 The highest successful run chase in New Zealand, by West Indies in Auckland in 1968-69. Pakistan's highest in New Zealand is 274 in Wellington in 2003-04. No visiting team has scored 369 or more, which is Pakistan's target, in the fourth innings in New Zealand.

    1 Number of higher targets successfully chased by Pakistan. They had chased 377 in Pallekele in 2015. They have never won chasing more than 300 in Tests outside Asia.
     
  11. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    They should go for the win in my opinion!! Go all out for victory! Approach this like an extended odi!!
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  12. Bart
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    Win is out of question, whoever thinks otherwise has never watched Pakistan play.
     
  13. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    My gut feeling is that: we will win tomorrow!!
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    I am expecting a Younus Khan special tomorrow!! He loves these situations with backs to the wall!!
     
  14. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    Pitch has eased out and its perfect for batting now!!
     
  15. s_h_a_f
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    s_h_a_f Moderator

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    We will fold for 150ish
     
  16. Wistful Reminisces
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    Wistful Reminisces Banned

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    Loooooool

    Like it matters, 2-0 either way
     
  17. Don Quixote
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    Don Quixote Whispering Death

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    We will win or draw it. We won't lose, this is for sure :D

    Pakistan should go for the win, as NZ bowling is not good.
     
  18. ComradeVenom
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    ComradeVenom Tracer Bullet

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    We are going to lose either way.
     
  19. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    Kal Younus dhone wala hai saari new zealand ki bowling ko!!
     
  20. MNA
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    Win or Lose, no other way.
     
  21. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    This works in our favour almost everytime!! Atleast, their thinking will be clear if they go for a win tomorrow!!
     
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    Top Spinner01 Tracer Bullet

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    win is out of equation..draw will be the best outcome for Pakistan.
     
  23. s_h_a_f
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    s_h_a_f Moderator

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    Peer has spoken. We will win this!
     
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    zkhan427 Smooth Operator

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    lololol no way they go for the win.
     
  25. ElRaja
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    ElRaja Talented

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    woe betide he who thinketh of anything spare victory.
     
  26. Dare2Dream
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    Dare2Dream Talented

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    If they go for the loser mentality of 1-0, they will no question end up with a repeat of the last 3 innings and 2-0. 1-0 is not even an option, especially seeing how well defensive batting worked in the last 3 innings.
     
  27. s_h_a_f
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    s_h_a_f Moderator

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    What's disappointing is that we will probably lose a series in NZ for the first time (?) having a strong side & being ranked #2. We should have trounced them.
     
  28. Passionate Pakistani
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    Passionate Pakistani The Don

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  29. Bilal123
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    Bilal123 Tracer Bullet

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    If NZ Can make 300 on an improving wicket yesterday then 370 is possible on an even better wicket with a bit of fight.

    However realistically we all know it's looking like a loss
     
  30. ComradeVenom
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    ComradeVenom Tracer Bullet

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    Go for a draw if necessary. A Test match should never be surrendered for cheap thrills.

    Go into the Aussie tour having turned the tide slightly and broken the chain of losing matches.

    3 lost matches in a row and the demons in your head start whispering and the doubt creeps in.
     
  31. s_h_a_f
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    s_h_a_f Moderator

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    Lose this and we will drop to #4
     
  32. ElRaja
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    ElRaja Talented

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    squaring the series is not cheap thrills, at the end of the day pak will take out more from driving nz hard and losing after getting close than blocking a draw.

    there is no shame in a valiant loss, literally nothing worse would happen if pak ended up 325 all out off 85 overs, rather than ending up 250-5 and walking off with an hour to go.
     
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    Aslam is useless. There is tuk tuk then there is this limited joke
     
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    Don Quixote Whispering Death

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    They got confused in the middle lol. They werent sure whether to go for it or not. I felt they should have played for the draw when YK and Sarfraz were at the crease.
     
  36. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    In my opinion, they did the right thing!! I said the same thing before the day started and same right [email protected] There is no shame in losing trying to win a match!! Atleast, they did not put the shutters down early!! They tried to win the match and I am proud of them!!
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  37. Passionate Pakistani
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    Passionate Pakistani The Don

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    Wth are you on about man ? There was no intent whatsoever of a win

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  38. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    Sami Aslam dismissal, Sarfraz runout and others getting out trying to hit Santner out of the park were all dismissals in trying to win the game!!
     
  39. Passionate Pakistani
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    Passionate Pakistani The Don

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    They were less than 100 runs in 50 overs and you are saying they were going for target. Facepalm.

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  40. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    There was no intent for winning from the openers.
     

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