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Misbah-ul-Haq has hailed Pakistans bowlers for the effort they have put in to win matches on the slow and batting-friendly pitches they have often had to play on in the UAE. Fake NFL Jerseys Wholesale . Pakistans 133-run win in the second Test against West Indies in Abu Dhabi was their eighth win in their last 11 Tests in their adopted home.Thanks to almighty Allah. It wasnt easy, Misbah said, after Pakistan sealed their tenth series win under his captaincy. I mean, on wickets like that, getting 20 wickets is always a challenge, and I think the bowlers just lived up to the expectations.They worked really hard, especially Yasir Shah [who had match figures of 10 for 210], and the fast bowlers also contributed well on this pitch, and I think that was a big achievement, getting 20 wickets on this pitch.Pakistan have developed a reputation for playing dour, attritional cricket under Misbah, and he said it was a necessary template to follow given the conditions the team played most of its matches in.I believe in, first, you just go there and assess the conditions and then, really, within your resources, [work out] how youre going to conduct your gameplan, Misbah said. If you just stay in your limits and execute your plans according to your strengths, then no matter what the conditions are, you could be successful.In the UAE especially, you cannot really change much about your planning, because [of the] slow pitches, and its really tough to get wickets here, and you have to grind oppositions sometimes. Thats simply the format you have to follow.But when youre playing in conditions like we did in England and were going to [in] New Zealand and Australia, obviously we need to change that. There the conditions are different. Were looking forward [to the tours], and obviously we have to play that kind of cricket there to win.The numbers support Misbahs contention. Teams that have won Tests in the UAE in the last 10 years have, on average, bowled 186 overs per match. In the rest of the world, they have had to bowl only 156 overs on average. And though West Indies lost both in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, they batted for more than 200 overs in each match. They have only managed this two other times in 17 Tests since the start of 2015.Despite their record on the slow UAE pitches, Misbah said Pakistan would prefer playing on surfaces that offered a little more help for their spinners. Our spinners are our strength and with Yasir being a world-class bowler, we expect to have turning and spinning wickets but this pitch had nothing for the bowlers, he said. Today it was fifth day and still was flat and didnt do much but still our bowlers worked so hard to take 20 wickets and its a big achievement.Yasir bowled 67.4 overs in the match and got through far more bowling than the left-arm orthodox spinners Zulfiqar Babar (43) and Mohammad Nawaz (14). Misbah said this was because there was little help in the pitch for fingerspinners.In the first innings fast bowlers had to bowl more because at some stage there was a chance of reverse-swing and thats why spinners werent utilitied much, he said. Yasir, being a wristspinner, was helpful but both the left-armers didnt bowl much because of the pitch condition.Given the workloads the bowlers, Yasir in particular, got through, Misbah said it was natural that he didnt enforce the follow-on despite having a first-innings lead of 228.In every innings, you are fielding for over 100 overs, and I think bowling again with tired bodies will be tough, he said. Youve got to give your bowlers some time as its tough for fast bowlers in such conditions to bowl and you cant have Yasir Shah bowling 40 overs straight in two innings.You might get this but then again for the next match youve got to have a complete new XI. So understanding the conditions, weather [is important] and chasing 150 runs in fifth day will be tough, and that is the reason I didnt enforce the follow-on. Rather than pushing our bowlers, you bat and grind the opponent in full. 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I was kind of just running around, and now it seems like Im kind of just playing football.Oliver is tied for the team lead with 43 tackles, is second in the American Athletic Conference with 9 1/2 tackles for losses and has three sacks.Hes also become adept at batting down passes and added two in a win over Tulsa on Saturday to give him five this season. Oliver finds it amusing that people are so interested in his success in this area.If I cant get the sacks I guess Ill bat the ball down, he said. Just watching the quarterbacks hand and time it up when it comes out and hit it. Its not really hard.Though Oliver downplays his success in breaking up passes, coach Tom Herman knows how rare it is for a defensive tackle to knock down as many as he has. And he raved about his contributions to Houstons defense.Everybody wants to point to his physical tools, which are obviously exceptional, Herman said. But the thing that makes Ed Oliver Ed Oliver is his tenacity and his motor. That guy goes full speed from snap to whistle, every single play that hes in. If he cant get to the quarterback, hes got a knack for jumping up and batting balls down.His skill in that area has some wondering if he looks up to Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who has knocked down so many passes in his career that hes earned the nickname J.J. Swatt. Though Oliver appreciates Watts game and said it would be awesome to work out with him one day, he actually looks up to another NFL defensive lineman.Probably the person I look up to the most is Suh. Ndamukong Suh, Oliver said of the Miami Dolphins defensive tackle. Very dominate, o-lineman are acctually scared of that dude. Fake NFL Jerseys Online. So If I could be like anybody, Id be like him.Its hard to imagine that very many people would be frightened of Oliver off the field, with his easy smile and jokes galore. But the 6-foot-2, 290-pound Oliver loves how intimidating he is in games.That makes your job easier if people are just moving out the way, he said with a laugh. Its fine with me.Oliver was the star of Hermans recruiting class this year. It was a bit of a surprise that he chose Houston after being rated as one of the best defensive tackles in the country following a senior season in which he had 83 tackles, including 20 for losses, nine sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception.He wasnt sure what the atmosphere would be like playing for the Cougars, but he has enjoyed it so far as the team has gained more national attention thanks to starting the season 5-0 before a loss to Navy last week.I always liked the big stage, he said. I didnt think the stage could get that big here but it was and I just play.Oliver had a season-high 12 tackles on Saturday night after finishing with 11 in the 46-40 loss to Navy. Unflinchingly honest, he was excited to have a big game in a win after his tackles didnt mean much last week since Houston lost.At least this one wont be forgotten like last week, he said. At least theyll talk about the (12) tackles.Oliver did so much on Saturday night that he didnt even realize how many stops he finished with against Tulsa and playfully argued with a reporter who told him he had another double-digit performance.That doesnt mean hes surprised that hes been so successful early in his career.I knew I would be able to play with the game speed, he said. I knew it wouldnt be a big jump as far as game speed, but I had no idea I was going to have (this many tackles).---More college football coverage at www.collegefootball.ap.org ' ' '