The post Hathurusingha era induced some late order batting practice for Bangladesh. The result became visible in recent matches, leaving skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza with a sigh of relief.
In the last played match against Zimbabwe, pacer Mustafizur Rahman scored an unbeaten 18 runs in 22 deliveries with two boundaries. The cameo knock upheaved the score line of Bangladesh as they lost 8 wickets at the score of 170 runs.
Mustafizur and Sanjamul Islam built up 26 run partnership in the ninth wicket. After the departure of Sanjamul at the score of 196 runs for 9, Mustafizur took Rubel Hossain to take the team score crossing 200 runs.
Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, therefore, pleased to watch the late order scoring, said, “The number ninth, tenth and eleventh batsmen added 45 runs in our total, the good thing is that they worked with the coach. Fizz did some batting practice that came of nice use in this match.”
In the Bangladesh innings, both Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan constructed their respective half centuries but none other could contribute any weighty score to extend the total.
The home team, at the end, registered a big win of 91 runs. In the Rocket tri-nation series, 2018, Bangladesh have one more match left that is against Sri Lanka on January 25.
The final of the series is scheduled to take place on 27 of this month. Bangladesh have already confirmed their spot in the final of the series.