After a rain washed first match against Ireland, Bangladesh lost their second match in the tri-nation series against New Zealand. It was completely a disappointing performance by the Bangladeshi cricketers while defending the total of 257 in 50 overs as they were never in the game for a longer period of time. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বিশেষ করে আমি পারিনি]
The 21-year pace sensation, Mustafizur Rahman was the only bowler who was economical through out the innings, conceding 33 runs from 9 overs. He also bagged 2 important wickets in his tally.
Apart from that, the performances of the other Bangladesh bowlers were not good enough, even not up to the mark. Shakib Al Hasan had started well but conceded 50 runs from his 10 overs with taking no wicket.
Mehedi Hasan Miraz also disappointed with his performance and put a question mark on his inclusion in the playing XI over Taskin Ahmed.Although fast bowler Rubel Hossain was also not that much economical, he took two wickets conceding 53 runs. However, the most disappointing performance was from the Bangladesh captain himself as he conceded 58 runs, bowling only 6.3 overs.
Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza had talked with the reporters after the match where he talked about the mistakes which cost them the match despite of a good start by Tamim and Soumya.
“I have to be more calculative while bowling. This wicket was easy to score runs and Kiwi batsmen were brilliant too. They continuously made small partnerships in the middle and those became vital for winning the match,” Mashrafe told.
He added, “It would be better if we could take wickets from the beginning. Shakib started well but I couldn’t do well. Mustafiz bowled really well and Rubel too.”
Meanwhile, the 33-year old Bangladesh ODI captain also hoped for a better performance in the next matches.
“We have two more matches and hopefully we’ll be able to make a comeback and work on our mistakes,” Mashrafe concluded.