I wont blame sj or our pacer in this case. Even pak bowlers like gul, tanvir were thrashed in this pitch. Mash didnt bowl bad at first game but it was mcculum, who changed the scenario of 1 st match. When u have that kinda performance from one guy--- team lose all hopes. Even before 2 nd innings start, they know they will lose.
2nd match against pak, shakib did what mcculum did for nz, but team selection was poor. Choosing abul instead of elias was mistake. He not only bowl badly , he dropped nazir's loppa catch and confirm the defeat. Mushfiq should have brought razzaq earlier and instead he finished 5 over with bowlers and make pakistan batsman set. Shafiul didnt bowl that bad either, but he missed 2 wkt, thanks to abul and umpire
Shakib is like superman. He cant do anything wrong. His first over lbw was turned down by umpire.
With all this assistance pakistan took the game till 19 over and won it
Our practice was not sufficient. We flew 10000 miles to play t 20 with afghan and west indies c team. Then warm up match was against same old friend ireland and zim, when other team played with strong opponent and find out their strength.
We played practice match in neutral venue, while india played in rps stadium, where they will play till semifinal and their preparation was against nz, srilanka, pakistan
Pakistan played practice match against india and england, before they played long series against australia
Nz has been playing with top teams like india, saf for last 2 or 3 months.
I think playing against weaker team and bad umpiring cost us the tournament.