Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim said it was a sleepless night for him after the third day [Tuesday] when Australia were dominating the game with Aussie captain Steve Smith and David Warner in the midst of a good partnership that took them to 109 for two at stumps chasing 265.
“To be honest, I had a sleepless night yesterday [Tuesday],” Mushfiqur Rahim was quoted as saying on The Daily Star after the stirring victory.
It was the tireless encouragement from seniors, especially Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal, that kept spirits high in the dressing room even when, on Tuesday, a nervous evening led to a restless night.
“I kept thinking of what to do and how we can break the partnership, but thanks to the Almighty, we have managed to make a comeback brilliantly,” Mushfiqur added.
Defending 265, Tigers recovered from a potentially match-winning 130-run third wicket stand between David Warner and Steven Smith – as they claimed the last eight Australian wickets for the addition of just 86 runs.
Mushfiqur who is the most successful Test captain in Bangladesh’s cricket history lastly said he could sleep then peacefully. “I can sleep peacefully tonight,” he concluded.
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com