When we win, no questions arise: Salma Khatun

Bangladesh started the tournament by blowing away Thailand in the first match. But in their second match, they could not stand against a stronger team Pakistan. They failed in batting miserably.

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Bangladesh lost to Pakistan by 9 wickets in their second match in the Women's Asia Cup today. All-rounder Salma Khatun says that the day was not Bangladesh's as they were defeated by the Pakistan women's team in the second match after a great victory in the first match.
Bangladesh started the tournament by blowing away Thailand in the first match. But in their second match, they could not stand against a stronger team Pakistan. They failed in batting miserably.
Due to the failure of the batsmen, they scored only 70 runs in 20 overs. At the press conference after the match, Salma Khatun said that due to rain and a change of wicket, the batting order collapsed against Pakistan.
“The wicket was like this today as it rained a lot yesterday. None of the batters could stand. That's why our runs are so low,” she said.
She added, “The wicket was different. There have been many turns. This was not the case in the previous match. Because of this, the batters were beaten. A wicket fell in the first over, which increased the pressure."
Salma scored the highest runs among the batters. She was unbeaten with 24 runs off 29 balls. Also skipper Nigar Sultana made 17 but that was from 30 balls. Which did not suit T20 cricket at all. Lata Mondal scored 12 runs. Analyzing their batting order, Salma said that the team's top-order has been scoring runs all the time. But the day was not theirs.
“I don't think there are any blocks. But we have always done well in the top-order. Maybe today was not in our favor so the top-order made a mistake. We have tried to increase the runs in the top and lower order. Our target was to score 100 runs if we played 20 overs. We couldn't do that either,” she further said.
Salma came down at sixth in the batting order today. She batted till the end. However, questions are being raised about the batting approach. Salma says the team has had a bad day but when they win there are not so many questions.
"Actually I said no, for the sake of the team, for the country, whoever the coach thinks is needed here, she will bat at that position. This brings me down to six. In fact, today we have a bad day. That's why there are so many questions. When we win, no questions arise,” she said.