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Australia is the best Test team in world: Yousuf

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Hobart, Jan 18(ANI): Pakistan skipper Mohammad Yousuf has described Australia as the best Test team in the world after the latter clean swept the test series three nil.

"Yes, the best team, because they're a good side with all good players. If you see the statistics, they have good batting averages, good bowling averages, the wicketkeeper average nearly 40 (runs), they have a good side," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Yousuf, as saying.

Talking about Pakistan's fielding, which had a big role in the team's downfall, Yousuf said: "A lot of catches were dropped, that's why we lost the series, otherwise maybe a different result."

Pakistan dropped 14 catches, the same number grassed in New Zealand. Yousuf, however, stressed that the team did its best.

Australian skipper Ricky Ponting said the Pakistan team had some quality players, but they disappointed their captain when it mattered.

"Everyone thought Pakistan were going to beat us, but it's a matter of them being able to do it for long enough spells and that's what you have to learn in this game," Ponting said.

"Pakistan pushed us and had their moments in Sydney, but they couldn't do it for long enough to get themselves a win and that's what they have got to keep striving to do," he added. (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, January 18, 2010, 16:11 [IST]
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