A combination of three spinners and two pacers proved worthy for Bangladesh in the crucial first encounter against Australia in Dhaka. The Tigers successfully defended the target in both innings, picked up a fine 20 run win against the visitors. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ তাইজুল-মিরাজে আশাবাদী মুশফিক]
World number one all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan excelled in all departments outclassing Aussies. He bundled records after records to guide his team towards the victory.
Captain Mushfiqur Rahim praised the spinners to associate the fascinating win; he also hoped the young spinners will make rapid improvement in the coming future to ease the burden upon Shakib Al Hasan.
“It is not like Shakib will do well in each and every Test match. When others like Miraz and Taijul will perform better, the task for Shakib would be easier. Although both of them did well in Dhaka, I want more from them. Because the wicket would not be like this always. They have done excellent jobs but I believe they have the capability to contribute better,” Mushfiqur said.
Bangladesh Test skipper said David Warner could be restricted earlier if bowlers would justify their performance more in this kind of wicket.
“Half of their runs were scored by Warner. I know Bangladesh bowlers implemented their plans well but I also think they are capable to perform better regarding the nature of wicket,” he said.