All-rounder Nasir Hossain feels that Bangladesh have scored 100-150 runs less in their first innings of the second Test against Australia. He wanted a total above 400. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ১৫০ রানের আক্ষেপ নাসিরের]
Bangladesh were 253/6 on day one. They lost rest of their four wickets in the first session of the second day. The Tigers were bowled out for 305 runs on a flat Chittagong pitch, that too in 113.2 overs. Australia have replied strongly with 225/2 at stumps.
“I personally feel that we scored 100-150 runs less on a track like this. We should’ve scored at least 400 to 450 runs,” Nasir said at the press conference after the end of day two at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Nasir contributed 45 runs off 97 balls with 5 boundaries batting at number eight for Bangladesh. He had a 43-run partnership with captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who top-scored with 68. He added 28 runs with Mehidy Hasan Miraz for the eighth wicket. But still Tigers couldn’t manage to post big total.
“I wanted to play till the end. The biggest part, is I had a good partnership with Miraz. We wanted to score as many runs as possible which would’ve done world of goods for the team. But unfortunately, it didn’t happen.”
Australia are trailing by just 80 runs with eight wickets in hand. Bangladesh must strike early on third day to get back into the game.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com