Mashrafe wishes to continue success run in New Zealand tour

Bangladesh have kept the momentum of win through sealing the three match one day international series against Windies 2-1.

Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar added 131 runs for the second-wicket
Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar added 131 runs for the second-wicket

Having won the second match in Dhaka leveling the series, Windies have had a fair chance of vindication of the series defeat at home. But the visitors fumbled against spin for one more time in the tour – young all-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Shakib Al Hasan shared six wickets in between them.

After the match, skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza designated the progress mark of the team more than anything else.

“Winning eight out of 12 ODI series makes it clear that we have progressed, and we are playing with confidence,” he said.

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Over the years, Bangladesh became the sturdy opponent at the fortress of home, quivering all visitors including mighty India, Australia and England. However the skipper his team will exhibit worthy stardom in away encounters as well. Next in the schedule, Bangladesh will tour New Zealand to play three ODIs and three Test matches.

“We have the New Zealand series coming up. It is an important series for us since we lost to them last year. I think we have a more balanced side, and we hope to do well there,” he added.

Mashrafe bin Mortaza who cracked two more wickets in this particular match praised his bowlers for good execution leading to win the series.

He said, “Combination is important for a team. Not that we always get it right but execution is more important. The bowlers executed their plans today. Winning the toss was vital too but the bowlers did the work for the batsmen. Soumya is ideal for No.3 and he delivered. It is all about execution and holding your nerve.”

Bangladesh and Windies will face each other in three match T20I series starting from December 17 at the Sylhet International Stadium.

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