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Our batters took a bit too long to read the situation: Chase


Windies all-rounder Roston Chase believes the Windies batting department failed to read the tricky wicket of Mirpur as the side managed to score only 195 runs in their 50 overs in the first ODI against Bangladesh.

Tamim Iqbal is congratulated after taking a brilliant catch
Tamim Iqbal is congratulated after taking a brilliant catch

 

Throughout the Windies innings, the batters failed to maintain a healthy run-rate and they took almost 30 overs to reach to the 100-mark.

When asked about the Windies’ batting approach, Chase said in the post-match press conference:

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“We got stuck in the middle and didn’t rotate. I don’t think that’s (171 dot balls) acceptable in international cricket. We also lacked boundary options in the middle. Once the field was spread, the Bangladeshi guys really squeezed us and we didn’t get as much runs as we should.”

“For me, when I went out to bat I thought that the pace was harder to get away than the spin. Based on the wicket, I thought the pacers really used their options well – they varied their pace on the wicket and it was helping them a lot. They bowled really straight and they didn’t give us any width for us to cash in on. Spin played a big part in the Tests, but I thought the pacers really showed their worth today,” he added.

Giving only 196 runs to chase, Windies built some good pressure after picking up 3 wickets for 89 runs. And Chase feels the Liton Das wicket off the no-ball was the turning point of the game,

“We started well but I thought that the Liton Das wicket off the no-ball really hurt us. He scored 40-odd and those were some really crucial runs. He is a guy who scores quickly, so if you don’t out him early he’s a key player for them as well,” he concluded.

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