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Pakistan need to lift their game, says Inzamam

Pakistan face the West Indies in a crucial tri-series match at the Adelaide Oval on Friday.
PTI | By Agence France-Presse, Adelaide
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2005 12:21 PM IST

Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq said on Thursday that his team would need a dramatic reversal of form if they were to give Australia a decent challenge in the tri-series competition.

Pakistan face the West Indies in a crucial match at the Adelaide Oval on Friday and were favourites to join Australia in the best-of-three finals series.

Unbeaten Australia have already qualified for the finals while Pakistan, with just one win, have not confirmed their place, although they are two points ahead of the West Indies on the qualifying table.

Inzamam said Pakistan needed to beat the Windies on Friday then win their remaining two qualifying matches in Perth to ensure they went into the finals with the confidence needed to beat the host nation.

"If we are through to the finals we need some victories, because the last couple of months, the last two months, we are not playing good cricket," Inzamam said.

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