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We played with a changed mindset of winning every match: Shakib

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan lauded his side after the home team rampaged Windies to a massive innings and 184 runs win clean sweeping the visitors in the two match Test series.

Shakib was adjudged Player of the Series
Shakib was adjudged Player of the Series

Against proliferate Shakib and Mehedi, the Caribbean side lost a total of 15 wickets in the third day of the second and last Test, the spin duo shared 10 wickets between them.

“This is the first time we enforced the follow-on in more than 100 Tests in 18 years, which is definitely something special,” Shakib said as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.

He said, “We haven’t done this against smaller teams, so to do it against a higher-ranked side is an achievement. We obviously had a lot to prove after losing to them in that manner [in July]. I think we have done that at least at home.”

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“I would thank my team-mates and the coaching staff, for believing that it was possible. I was quite demanding of my players in this series. I wanted a lot from them. I think everyone contributed in their own way, but I saw everyone really wanting to contribute to the win,” he further added.

The skipper overflowed with appreciation for the batsmen rendering the good job of scoring more than 500 runs in the only innings Bangladesh played in this Test match.

“Our batsmen have done well on good wickets,” Shakib said.

“In this game, they believed in the plan put in front of them.

We no longer prepare flat wickets on which we are expected to score 500 and draw the game. We try to win every game, and this changed mindset has taken us to a better place as cricketers,” he added.

 

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