‘We should have won the match’ – BCB President
Bangladesh started the three-match Twenty20 series with an outstanding win against India but they did not play as expected in the last two matches. The Tigers lost the series by 2-1. However, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon said that hope was not fulfilled, but Bangladesh did not play bad.
The Tigers won by seven wickets in the first game of the three-match series. Then in the second and third match, they lost by eight wickets and 30 runs.
“We should have won the match,” Papan said after losing the series decider on Sunday in Nagpur.
“Because we were ahead till 12th over. I always thought we would win. After Mushfiq’s departure we realized, wickets fell in pairs. Two wickets in successive two balls, this is never the case. If you think about it, you are lost. This is cricket, nothing to say. It cannot be said that they played poorly, but it was not what we expected.”
He thought that it was batting which cost Bangladesh the match. “We are left behind because of our batting. Liton and Soumya’s batting was especially disappointing among top-order batsmen.”
However, the BCB president is impressed with the Tigers in this kind of fight against India. “We didn’t play any series against India before, so I’d tried a lot,” he said. “Even those who were before me had tried. Many of the Indians I sat with today did not even imagine that there would be such a competitive series with Bangladesh.”
The first Test of the two-match Test series will begin at Indore in Madhya Pradesh on November 14. Team Bangladesh will arrive in Indore today at noon to play the first test.