Australia have given a strong reply to Bangladesh’s first innings total in the second Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong. But the Tigers are not giving up already. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ তৃতীয় দিনে ঘুরে দাঁড়ানোর আশা নাসিরের]
Bangladesh were bowled out for 305 runs in 113.2 overs in their first innings earlier on day two. Australia lost only two wickets in the day as they are 225/2 in 64 overs with David Warner (88* off 170) and Peter Handscomb (69* off 113) unbeaten at the crease.
Australia are well and truly ahead of Bangladesh in the game. But Nasir has reminded that cricket is an unpredictable game which was shown in Australia’s second innings in Dhaka when they collapsed from 158/2 to 244.
“We are still 80 runs ahead. Cricket is a type of game that you can’t predict anything. Many things can change during one or one and half hour in Tests,” Nasir said.
It was a toiling day for the Bangladeshi bowlers with just two wickets falling although Warner survived twice- a catch at short leg and a stumping opportunity. But Nasir still thinks the bowlers bowled well.
“Bowlers didn’t do bad. If you see, usually Warner doesn’t bat so slow like he did today, which means we bowled well. We just didn’t get wickets.”
The all-rounder has informed that Bangladesh are not thinking too much about the match result.
“The game can change at any moment. The result is not going to come tomorrow. The play will last five days. We are not thinking about the result at all. We are only thinking about what is in our hands.”
Australia still trail by 80 runs with eight wickets remaining.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com