There couldn’t be any better way for the Tigers to finish off the tri-nation series in Ireland. After outclassing the hosts by 8 wickets in the previous match, Bangladesh have now beaten New Zealand by 5 wickets, and as a result moved up to No.6 in the ICC ODI Team Rankings for the very first time. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ধারাবাহিকতার প্রমাণ দেয় র্যাংকিংই]
Though Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza prior to the match against New Zealand had maintained that rankings didn’t mean anything to him, he couldn’t shy away from expressing his happiness and satisfaction, as he said: “We are now No.6 ODI team in the world. It’s such a great achievement.
“The ranking itself shows how consistent we have been of late. But in the coming days, our challenge will be to keep the position intact, and even make more progress if possible. Now let’s see what happens.”
However, dropped catches are still a great concern for the Narail Express. “We didn’t start well with the ball, but we pulled things back in the middle period to set things up for the batters. We dropped a lot of catches today, something we can’t do on the big stage.”
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com