Bangladesh batsman Mominul Haque believes that his team’s players have batted well in the warm-up game and handled the short deliveries properly. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ “আপনি যদি মনে করেন শর্ট বল চ্যালেঞ্জ হবে, তবে চ্যালেঞ্জ”]
Bangladesh are 285 runs ahead after they declared for 306/7 with fifties from Mominul Haque, captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rahman. Cricket South Africa Invitation XI are 21/1 at stumps.
After the end of the day, Mominul, who scored 68 off 73 said that the Bangladeshi batsmen could handle short deliveries very well.
“Is short ball going to be a challenge or not? If you think it’s a challenge, then it’s a challenge. If you think it’s not a challenge, then it won’t be a challenge. It depends on the conditions.
“I did not feel any problem. I think everyone in our team can handle short balls. Someone plays it well, someone can leave it properly,” he said after the end of day’s play.
Mominul was very comfortable with the bat at the crease at Willowmoore Park. Despite he scored 73-ball 68 with nine boundaries, he would’ve been much happier if he could play the second new ball.
“I wanted to play the second new ball. Could’ve been better if I had been able to do so,” he said.
Fifties from Mominul, Mushfiqur and Sabbir and impressive starts from Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes proved to be a good day for the Tiger batsmen.
“Overall, I think all of our batsmen have batted well in this condition. Everyone adapted to it very well.”
With a lead of 285 runs after the first day’s play, Bangladesh are eager to bat once again before the two-Test series begins against the Proteas.
“The target will be to bat again after bowling them out in the second day.”
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com