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Pervez, Aziz laud Inzy's boys for Test win

Both Prez and PM hoped for a similar performance in ODIs, beginning on Feb 6.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2006 13:27 IST

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and Sports Minister Malik Muhammad Ajmal Khan hailed the "team spirit" of the home team and congratulated it for winning the first Test series against India in 19 years.

Both the President and the Prime Minister hoped for a similar performance in the ODI series, which begins on February 6 in Peshawar.

They commended the remarkable come-back made by the Pakistani team in the third Test where they recovered from being three down for naught to score 200 plus in the first innings and then managing to win the match with a day's play to go.

"This speaks volumes for the fighting qualities and team spirit shown by the Pakistan team," media reports quoted the President and the PM as saying.

Meanwhile, the Sports Minister also echoed the views expressed by Gen Musharraf and Aziz, calling the victory a big achievement.

"After series victory against England, Pakistan cricket team has also triumphed in the rubber against India which is a big achievement in itself," Ajmal told reporters after the match.

He was also hopeful of Pakistan's triumph in the one-day series.

First Published: Feb 02, 2006 11:55 IST