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Shattered Mahmudullah blames batsmen for Scotland shocker

  • Published at 03:23 am October 18th, 2021
Scotland players celebrate their epic victory against Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup first round at Al Amerat Cricket Stadium in Muscat Sunday AFP

The captain blamed his batsmen for producing a below-per-performance

Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah looked clueless, absolutely shattered and frustrated during the post-match press conference after a shocking defeat against Scotland in their first round game Sunday. 

Just a day ago the Bangladesh skipper had a bright smile and was fully confident in his team on the eve of their first pre-match press conference.

But just 30 hours later, in that same room, he looked broken.

The captain blamed his batsmen for producing a below-per-performance and also took the responsibility on himself as a senior batter.

“I was not able to bat as per the situation. I don’t think missing the practice matches is the reason for my batting (Sunday). I think as a batting unit we failed,” said Mahmudullah after the match.

“We needed a partnership in the middle. Mushfiqur (Rahim) and Shakib (al Hasan) formed a partnership and recovered a bit. But we needed another one in the middle. Credit goes to the Scotland team, they have executed their plan very well. And we made some silly mistakes which cost us the match,” said a dejected Mahmudullah.

“If we can't fix those things in the next matches, then the result will not be in our favor. Of course I am frustrated. We must do well in batting, this is the main concern for us. There is no other way.” 

Bangladesh opted to bowl in their opening game and at one stage had full control as Scotland were 53 for 6 in 11.3 overs.

But from that point, Scotland turned around superbly led by Chris Greaves' 28-ball 45.

Bangladesh captain praised the bowlers and believes they put in a good performance but admitted again that it’s the batting that let them down.

“I believe the bowlers had done well. Pacers bowled well in the first powerplay and spinners also backed them very well. Mahedi (Hasan) took important wickets and Shakib also bowled well. We could have done better in death overs but to be honest batsmen let us down.”

Bangladesh’s next match is against hosts Oman Tuesday.

Oman thrashed Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets in their opening game.

Bangladesh have no other option but to win the two other matches by a good margin to qualify for the Super 12 stage.

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