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I followed only Shakib’s tips: Apu


When the bowlers were getting hammered for boundaries in almost every delivery, debutant Nazmul Islam Apu finished with an amazing figure of 2-25. Apu gave credit to all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan who gave tips to the left arm spinner.

Apu told reporters on Friday: “I am very lucky. All of a sudden I saw Shakib came in the dressing room. I discussed with him how I can bowl well. He said that the wicket is very good. That’s why I should bowl on the legs.” After hearing that, I followed only Shakib’s tips, I didn’t do anything else.”

The spinner also believes that his side can comeback strongly in the next match: “In this type of wicket, its better to bowl in one area. Our plan is only that now. In Sha Allah, we will comeback strongly in the next match.”

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Apart from Apu, all the bowlers struggled to bowl well and the Lions hammered them all over the park. Mohammad Saifuddin conceded 33 runs in just 2 overs while skipper Mahmudullah Riyad conceded 23 in 2 overs.

On the other hand, Mustafizur Rahman was expensive too. He conceded 32 runs in 3 overs, debutant Afif Hossain gave 26 runs in 2 overs while Rubel Hossain was the most expensive bowler of the night who conceded 52 runs in just 3.4 overs.

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