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Mahmudullah mumbles flurry of ‘regrets’ on India loss

Following the excellent run chase in the previous match, ifs and buts surrounded Bangladesh after their penultimate frontier in the Nidahas Trophy, the nearest neighbors engulfed the Tigers with a 17 run win to book the final.

Captain in charge Mahmudullah Riyad confronted the media with utter regrets both for the bowling and batting.

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“The bowling started well but gave a much leeway in the closure. It would nicer to concede 10 run less overall. And in the batting, Mushfiqur scored 72 runs out of total 160 runs. There were fair opportunities if someone could score another 30 runs in the innings,” Mahmudullah said.

At the end of their 14th over, India scored 104 runs for the loss of 1 wicket whereas Bangladesh’s run stood tall at 109 losing 4 wickets.

Mahmudullah pointed none but himself for the failure to carry on in the middle of the innings.

“I and Mushfiqur needed to extend our partnership. I lost my wicket badly; I should have flicked a six on that,” he said.

“But now we should think more about the next match rather than all these, work out the lacking in this match and implement the plans well for the next,” Mahmudullah said further.

Although in the previous two matches situation demanded having an extra batsman in the team, Mahmudullah batted for running five bowler combination.

“Every match watched big scores here like 180 – 190 or even 200. The risk will be bigger if a bowler is omitted. Five bowler combination is dependable that is why we are playing with five bowlers and six batsmen. We won the previous match because the top order clicked whereas the team failed to against India for not having top order runs,” the skipper said.

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