Mashrafe happy about late order batting display

A customary batting collapse showed by Bangladesh batsmen in the first one day international match against Zimbabwe in Dhaka has stinted the victory with concern to overcome the trouble.

Bangladesh limited over skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza, though frowned his eyebrows thinking about the failure of the top order once more, has come out with some positive notions while talking to reporter at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Tuesday.

”I am rather happy that Saifuddin scored runs because these kinds of situation help us to see the [lower-order] potential,” Mortaza said.

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He reckoned further, “With some other team, as the top-order clicks their middle order is not exposed but in our case even our late order is exposed. We could make a comeback and certainly it will help us to go forward.”

Imrul Kayes exhibited an explosive hundred which became decisive for the home team and young gun Mohammad Saifuddin with whom he (Kayes) shared 127 runs seventh wicket partnership. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first but were 136 for the loss of 5 wickets in a stage of the innings.

”You cannot expect that our batting will end with Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah all the time

and in that sense it was a blessing in disguise as we had seen the strength of our lower order,” the Bangladesh captain came out saying breaking the usual notion.

Mortaza, however, said that the only thing than provoke concern of him is not being able to reach 300 runs mark in ODIs despite some of the batsmen slotted big hundreds in the middle.

”The positive thing is that both the openers got century in successive matches despite the unavailability of Tamim. We were struggling in this area, The only area of concern is that we are unable to make 300 despite those hundreds. Probably because he [the hundred-hitting opener] is not receiving the support that is required,” he said.

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