Bangladesh are set to take on Australia in the fifth match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval on Monday. The side defeated Aussies in 2005 in Cardiff. Skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza takes a look back at it.
Speaking to reporters at the press conference, Mashrafe went 12 years back and shared the experience. He is the only player in current squad to have played in that Cardiff ODI.
The then 21-year-old got Adam Gilchrist out on the second ball of the match. He had figures of 1/33 and Bangladesh were victorious which is one of the greatest Bangladeshi moments.
“I can remember I got Gilchrist out,” he said, “And in the night time, we were driven in a limousine. It is a great memory.”
Bangladesh are in a do-or-die equation against Australia. A win from Tigers will make the Group A interesting but a loss will end Bangladesh’ tournament. Mashrafe hopes that his men try their levek best
“We are confident enough to play against them and we will try our level best. So hopefully we’ll cope with all the pressures,” he said.
Bangladesh made 305 against England in their first game but still lost. Tigers captain said that the team have got an idea of a score which they can defend or score.
“One thing is clear that we have to score a large sum. Normally 300 in one-day cricket is good enough, but if the wicket is like this you have to rethink it.”
“At least we know what score we can defend or how much we have to score. The team is playing good cricket now, so let’s see what happens,” he added.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com