Sarfraz proud of his young Pakistan team despite ‘disappointing’ defeat in England

LEEDS, United Kingdom: Pakistani capatain Sarfraz Ahmed insisted he was glad for his energetic side even after an innings and 55-run defeat at Headingley denied them a Test-series victory in England.

That overwhelming misfortune, finished inside three days on Sunday, implied the two-match series finished all square at 1-1 following what Sarfraz said was Pakistan’s “ideal” nine-wicket victory in the first Test at Lord’s.

Defeat left Pakistan as yet searching for their first Test series accomplishment in England since 1996, when fast bowling alley greats Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis were in the side.