Mused over the fresh memory of clasping Australia and England in the last two Test matches held at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, curators handed over an ultimate turning track, upon which spinners of both team slaughtered the opposition batsmen, the hosts – ultimately came as losers. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ অধিনায়কের চোখে অসহায় আত্মসমর্পণের কারণ]
Half way through the third day of the series deciding second Test, Bangladesh plunged into a total misfortune, lost all their wickets behind 215 runs of the winning margin.
Captain in charge Mahmudullah Riyad also knew it is hard to answer the circumstances just happened. He tried and said, “It is really hard to answer because of an immensely frustrating performance.”
“We all knew this Test would end with a result. I think we must performed well in the first innings, there was where we lacked in this match. If we could have scored 200 or more runs in the first innings, we would have more opportunities to do well at the end,” he said.
Mahmudullah Riyad also said, “The pressure of chasing a 300 plus run was immense. It was a total spinning track. It wasn’t possible for us to know that we had to chase in the fourth innings.”
Chittagong Test offered a good show of batting from the hosts; Mahmudullah Riyad told they settled more hopes upon the batting line up before the second Test in Dhaka.
“The subject is that cricket is like a betting; we knew their spin department is strong and we have good spinners too. We also knew our batsmen would have to face challenges, but we put confidence upon them; unfortunately they did not pick up at the right time,” Mahmudullah said.