Australia’s top order fired up to help them reach 225-2 as the tourists, still 80 runs behind, press for a pride-salvaging victory in the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ নাসিরের কন্ঠে আক্ষেপের সুর]
The Mushfiqur Rahim led side were banking on the fact that they would be able to frustrate the visitors but both Warner and Smith successfully managed to evade the trap.
More frustrating for the Tigers is, they missed two opopportunities to send the Aussie opener David Warner back to the pavilion.
“If we could take that catch, the situation would have been different at the end of the day. They would have lost three wickets already, though the catch was fifty-fifty. The bowl was very low for that stumping. Still if we could pick the opportunity, would been great for us,” said a frustrated Nasir Hossain at end of the day.
Instead of putting close in fielders for a considerable amount of time, Mushfiqur decided to spread the field thinking that Warner would go after his trademark big shots and eventually one will land up in one of the fielder’s grasp at deep.
Nasir who helped his side with important 45 runs had no hesitation to admit it was a defensive approach. “Yes we did bowl in leg stump area consciously as we believed that by restricting their runs we can create chances as both of them likes to play shots,” he said.
He added on the same, “You can say that it was a defensive approach. We kept fielders in the deep as we felt that they would go for their shots.”
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com