Bangladesh have been humiliated by South Africa in the first Test with a 333-run defeat at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. Tigers skipper Mushfiqur Rahim seeks apologies for poor performance. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ “ক্ষমা চাইছি জাতির কাছে”]
Bangladesh were set a target of 424 runs in the fourth innings. They lost three for 49 at stumps on day four. The tourists were bowled out for 90 runs in no time on fifth morning.
It was the ninth time Bangladesh were bowled out under 100 runs in Tests, first time in last ten years. Mushfiqur was disappointed by his side’s poor batting display. He hopes for better performance in the second Test in Bloemfontein admitting that they can’t return home with humiliation.
“It is disappointing. I don’t remember the last time we batted like this, to be honest. I knew it wouldn’t have been easy to face their bowlers on the fifth day although the wicket was good. I thought we would at least bat for two sessions today.
“There are ways to lose or draw a game, but we didn’t show our skills and character. I am really hurt. I apologise to our nation. But we have another opportunity in the next Test where we need to take a massive step. We have to maintain the respect that we have gained in the last two-three years. Otherwise we can only take humiliation back home,” he said.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com