It is difficult to explain such batting: Mahmudullah
With more than one and half days to go, Zimbabwe thrashed Bangladesh in the first Test by 151 runs in the inaugural Test match of Sylhet stadium.
Continuing the bad breath in Test cricket, Bangladesh succumbed to yet another loss, their eighth in succession. The embarrassing margin of defeat against low ranked Zimbabwe, hit back to batsmen of the team, like in previous occasions.
“It is really difficult to explain such batting,” he said.
“I can say just one thing that the discipline we need in Test cricket, I don’t think we played the game in such a disciplined manner as far as batting is concerned,” he added.
Mahmudullah denied the foes about wicket at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium where the first ever Test match has been played.
Explaining the condition, he said, “The wicket was good although one or two balls only had turned a bit but I think that was playable. We have to look at our disciplinary issues. We have to also increase the belief among ourselves and of course we have to work more on our batting. In last few matches, our batters have failed which make us concede embarrassing defeats. We have to think about these things and find out the way.”
Bangladesh, who resumed on 26 for no loss at the end of the third day, started well in the morning with Litton Das and Imrul Kayes taking the team to 56 for no loss. But once a wicket fallen, it started the disaster and there was no resistance from rest of the batsmen in the lineup.
Mahmudulllah, therefore, pointed out to the lack of discipline that caused the downfall.
“Our plan was not successful at all. When we got a set target of 321 runs, we talked in the field that we would remain positive and win the match. The wicket was very good and I will give not blame the wicket.
We have batted in the worst possible way and we were not disciplined at all,” he added.