Bowling first was right decision, says Mominul

There have been a lot of criticisms over Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim’s decision of bowling first after winning the toss against South Africa in the first of the ongoing two-match Test series. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ চতুর্থ দিনে টাইগারদের পরিকল্পনার কথা জানালেন মুমিনুল]

However, Bangladesh’s top-order batsman, Mominul Haque thinks the decision by his skipper was absolutely fine. While talking to the media after the third day’s play, the left-handed batsman said, “I think it was a good decision to bowling first.”

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Meanwhile, Bangladesh ended their first innings scoring only 320 runs and Mominul was clearly dissatisfied with the total. “I don’t think we are happy scoring just 300 runs in this type of wicket,” he said.

He added on the same, “They got almost 500 runs so we should have scored at least 400, or even closer to their total. I don’t think anyone is happy with this score.”

The left-hander also talked about his half-century which helped Bangladesh to avoid follow-on. “The wicket was good from the first day, like our home conditions. When I was dismissed, I expected the ball to turn a bit more. I will overcome this when I get a chance to bat in the second innings,” he said.

“I wasn’t thinking about my century. We were thinking session-wise since they had almost scored 500. My target was to bat out the second session. Thinking like that, you would have scored 100-150 by the end of the day,” he concluded.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com