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'There wasn't much support from the wicket' - Yasir Shah 
Pakistan News

'There wasn't much support from the wicket' - Yasir Shah 

Yasir Shah bowled the bulk of overs on the second day of the Test at Gabba and had to the laborious work. He bowled 28 overs, conceded 101 runs and got the wicket of Joe Burns who had a brain freeze moment on 97*.

It was brilliant sunshine throughout the day which soaked up the moisture on the deck and that didn't sit well with Yasir Shah - who seemed exhausted after a tough day at the office.

Yasir, in hindsight, was of the view that strike bowlers squandered the opportunity with the new ball and his scathing analysis of the pace attack highlights the frustration in the Pakistan dugout.

"There wasn't much moisture in the pitch as compared to yesterday. The new bowlers weren't on target and couldn't use the new ball well which allowed the batsmen to get set," said Yasir.

Yasir believes the ball started to turn enough in the dying moments of the day during the last session and felt that Pakistan was starting to get some assistance from the track with the second new ball.

"I was starting to get some help (in the end), I didn't get much turn but got enough bounce. The pacers were getting help with the new ball and so we hope we will bowl well tomorrow morning," Yasir added.

Shane Warne felt Yasir didn't have the right field in place which denied him from creating opportunities in the slip cordon. It wasn't a happy hunting ground for spinners and Yasir opined there was not much turn on offer so he focused on using his variations on the flat deck.

"I had to change my pace (use variations) as the bowl skids on occasionally and I tried to target one area with variation but they played well. There wasn't much support from the wicket for a spinner as it's only the second day of the Test match," Yasir explained.

He is sanguine about Pakistan's chances tomorrow and is upbeat for a strong comeback.

"We will try to bowl better tomorrow."