Tigers to fight for draw

 

Liton Das speaks during the post-day press conference after the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on October 1. Photo: Sakeb Subhan

Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Kumar Das has revealed that the side will be fighting for a draw on the last day of the ongoing Test match against South Africa, despite losing three wickets and facing a mountain on the fifth day.

“I don’t think we are on the back-foot. We might have something better if there’s a good partnership [Monday],” said Liton during the post-day press conference at Senwes Park Sunday.

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The 22-year cricketer further added, “It is hard to win from this position. We have to try to draw the game. We have to execute our plan in the middle. We have to survive well.”

“We were never out from the game. We didn’t get wickets on day one but we were always in the game. It is a tough situation but we will keep fighting on the fifth day,” he added.

With Morkel going off the field injured in the middle of his sixth over and seemingly unlikely to play any further part, Liton identified left-arm spinner Maharaj as the main threat on the fifth day.

“I think the wicket is a bit slow. I have kept for 200 overs already. The challenge is Maharaj. There will be turn on the fifth day as well,” he concluded.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com