Mashrafe appreciates Bangladesh team after historic ODI win
Bangladesh have registered a flying start in the ongoing three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe as they have picked up a massive 169-run victory over the visitors at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Sunday (March 1).
Liton scored 126 runs off 105 balls with 13 fours and 2 sixes before being forced to leave the field retired hurt.
This is Bangladesh’s biggest win in terms of runs. Their previous biggest win came against Sri Lanka, when they had won by 163 runs in 2018 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. They had also defeated West Indies by 160 runs in Khulna back in 2012.
Bangladesh displayed a very professional performance in all three departments of the game, which ensured Zimbabwe’s chase of 322 runs never really get going.
Tiger skipper Mashrafe came to the awards ceremony with a big smile after the match. He said that the first win of the series came in the interest of the planned performances in three categories.
“We have not had a good 3-4 match in this format previously. We couldn’t give our best in all those matches. However, we were trying to get ourselves back in today’s match. Liton has batted great. After his, we were eager to see how others did. Mahmudullah, Mithun played well there. Batting at number six was not easy, especially for Mithun,” Mashrafe said.
He added, “Besides, if you look at our team, then Saifuddin just came out with an injury. I myself am playing ODI after 8 months. Even if you score 322, it doesn’t work unless you are bowling well. We did well in this place. Today we were great in all three categories. We can control our fielding, and we keep doing that work.”