Mominul thinks toss was the key for their woeful loss
Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque thinks that toss has been the most important thing for their loss in the second Test against Sri Lanka by 209 runs at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.
“I think most important thing in this Test match was the toss, in my view. First two days there wasn’t anything for the bowlers. Almost 50% the Test match was decided by the toss. Conditions are similar to Bangladesh, other than the humidity, with which we were struggling a bit,” Mominul said.
However, he also said that they lost the Test in the first innings when they were bundled out for just 251 runs in reply of Sri Lanka’s 493/7 in the first innings of the Test.
“When you play international cricket, there will be pressure, and you have to embrace it. We lost this Test in the first innings when we were bowled out for 250. We should have batted better then,” the captain added.
On the last day of the Test, Sri Lanka were just 5 wickets away for the win while Bangladesh needed 260 runs more to win the match. The hosts had taken just over an hour on day five to seal the victory. With the loss, Bangladesh remained the only side without a test win in ICC World Test Championship (WTC).