Bangladesh got a lesson, says Tamim

Bangladesh got a lesson, says Tamim

Bangladesh have lost to England by eight wickets in the opening game of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval despite putting 305/6 on board. Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal said the bowlers have to bowl according to plans to defend any total. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ “পরিকল্পনা অনুযায়ী বল না করলে ৪০০ রানও যথেষ্ট নয়”]

England pitches have become flat over last few years. Even 330+ or 340+ totals are not safe. So bowling must be up to the mark. Tamim hopes the bowlers rectify from mistakes for the next game against Australia.

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“The lesson is that 300 is not enough. But whatever we score, if we don’t bowl to our plans then 400 is not enough too. We need to identify the mistakes we did while bowling and we need to rectify them and make sure next game we are ready. We just need to sit down and think where we could have done things differently,” he said.

Earlier on Thursday, Tamim scored a superb 9th ODI hundred. He hammered 128 runs from 142 deliveries including 12 fours and 3 sixes. He said that the ball was coming on to the bat nicely as the time went. He also didn’t need to do something extraordinary.

“When we started the wicket was two-paced: once it was zipping and at other times it was coming slow. So it was not that easy to hit big shots or hit down the line. But after the 10th over the wicket started to get better. And with a quick outfield I just batted normally.

“I did not want to do anything special. I was taking one ball at a time. What I did today was I didn’t miss any boundary opportunity. Whenever I got the bad ball I made sure it went for a four or six,” said Tamim.

-Ruffin, Correspondent,