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McCullum won't dwell on Pakistan defeat

Felix Austin | cricket20

Stand in Kiwi captain Brendan McCullum will take charge again tonight in the second Twenty20 international against Pakistan but he won't dwell on last nights 49 run defeat in Dubai.

Despite winning the one day series 2-1 the Kiwis were thrashed by 49 runs against the current Twenty20 World Cup champions. Opener Imran Nazir top scored for Pakistan with 58 runs including four sixes.

McCullum won the toss and didn't hesitate in asking Pakistan to bat first. "We looked at the stats and looked at the pitch and thought it might offer some assistance to the bowlers," McCullum said.

"I thought it did that we just didn't execute as well as what we should've with our fourth and fifth bowler. I think 140 was probably a par score."

The move backfield as Nazir hammered the makeshift Kiwi bowling attack all around the Dubai Sports City Stadium. With the lose of skipper Daniel Vettori (concussion), Kyle Mills (shoulder) and an only half-fit James Franklin the Kiwis were up against it from the start.

Despite allowing Pakistan to score 160 runs McCullum was happy to chase the total believing the Kiwis still could win. "You always think it's a chaseable target. If they had got 300 I'd still believe we were capable of winning.

"160 was more than what we wanted to give up, it was more than what the par was but I still believed we were going to be a good enough team to chase it down."

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