Bangladesh skipper Shakib al Hasan expressed issues about his aspect’s poor batting efficiency throughout the Asia Cup match in opposition to Pakistan, saying that dropping early wickets on a batting-friendly floor was not good. Imam-ul-Haq’s knock and Mohammad Rizwan’s sturdy 63* had been sufficient to kick off Pakistan’s Super 4 marketing campaign on a triumphant be aware with a 7-wicket victory in opposition to Bangladesh on the Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday.
During the powerplay whereas batting, Bangladesh slipped to 47/4 and allowed the hosts to dominate the match from an early stage. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, the centurion in opposition to Afghanistan, registered a golden duck, earlier than Shaheen Shah Afridi (1/42) dismissed a returning Litton Das for simply 16. Mohammed Naim was then dismissed by Haris Rauf (4/19) and Naseem Shah (3/34) dismissed Towhid Hridoy.
Once once more, the tempo trio of Afridi, Rauf and Shaheen delivered to bundle out Bangladesh for 193 in 38.4 overs, regardless of half-centuries from Mushfiqur Rahim (64) and Shakib (53). The skilled Bangladesh duo had placed on 100 runs for the fifth wicket, however the innings collapsed as soon as once more after Shakib’s dismissal.
The fifties from Imam (78) and Rizwan (63*) guided Pakistan to a simple seven-wicket win.
“We lost early wickets in the start, and we played some ordinary shots. On a wicket like this, we shouldn’t lose four wickets in the first ten overs but it happens. Our partnership [for the fifth wicket] was good, [I] thought we needed to bat seven or eight more overs. Very poor batting display on a surface like this, but we have to move on to the next one,” mentioned Shakib as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.
(*4*) he added.
Bangladesh’s assistant coach Nic Pothas mentioned later that batters must make the best choices about their shot choice, particularly in opposition to an elite tempo assault.
“As a batting unit, we didn’t make the right decisions at the right time in these conditions. It was always going to be a challenge for a team in transition. You want to try to put a score on the board when you win the toss and bat first. You are also talking about an elite bowling attack. I think the options we took made life easy for that seam attack,” he mentioned.
“Ideally, we would have liked to bat a lot deeper than that and get a score on the board. But that’s the nature of playing against top-seam attacks. We need to improve but if it was that easy, everybody would be doing it,” he added.
But seeing the optimistic aspect, Pothas felt completely satisfied that his batters confronted Pakistan no less than as soon as earlier than the World Cup. Both sides have hardly performed any ODI cricket in opposition to one another just lately, with their final bilateral sequence in 2015, which Bangladesh gained 3-0 at dwelling.
“We have not played a lot against Pakistan,” Pothas mentioned.
“They are high on confidence at the moment. They are No. 1 in the world. They played like the best team in the world. But they played in their home conditions. They know how to play at this ground better than anybody. But this added experience makes our batters better,” he concluded.
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