Shakib Al Hasan feels that early strikes in the evening have kept the Tigers ahead of the Aussies after the first day of the first Test against at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ নিজেদেরকেই চালকের আসনে দেখছেন সাকিব]
Bangladesh managed to put on 260 runs in the first innings. They have comeback strongly in the last session. Australia lost three wickets for 18 runs in nine overs. David Warner, Usman Khawaja and nightwatchman Nathan Lyon were dismissed to increase excitement in Mirpur. Matt Renshaw and skipper Steve Smith remained unbeaten.
Shakib, who scored 84 runs on Sunday in his 50th Test appearance, has said at the press conference that the early wickets have brought Bangladesh on the driver’s seat.
“We are now in driving seat. But tomorrow is a new day and we still have to take seven more wickets. We have that in mind. Besides, they have batsmen who can play big innings.
“We have to keep our focus. Since it’s a Test match, every new situation comes in every day. It’s important to handle them properly,” he said.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Shakib were tight in their lines and lengths on Sunday evening. Shakib said that the bowlers will continue to do that on day two.
“The plan will be to bowl in the right areas. Getting wickets is a matter of luck. But we have the control of bowling at better places. We will try to do that properly.”
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com