• Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021
  • Last Update : 04:06 am

Mashrafe blames dew for bad bowling

  • Published at 10:38 pm March 3rd, 2020

The bowlers were not being able to bowl at their strength but end of the day it has been good that we faced such situation

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza said the change of condition under lights had put his bowlers on the back foot and see a narrow escape against Zimbabwe in the second ODI at Sylhet International Stadium on Tuesday. Bangladesh, boosted with Tamim Iqbal’s record 158 runs posted 322 for eight batting first. Defending the big total, however, saw Bangladesh bowler struggled as Zimbabwe powered with four half centuries and some big hitting in the end part of the chase fall short by just four runs.

 “[Sikandar] Raza was batting when they were on 140 runs. We were discussing that the ball was coming easy from the wicket and it was skidding. It was being tough to grip the ball because of dew,” said Mashrage following the game at SICS on Tuesday.

“The bowlers were not being able to bowl at their strength but end of the day it has been good that we faced such situation. It doesn’t matter it has come against whom. Such tight wins help in big matches as you have the experience of what to do and what not. You know how to hold your nerve,” the right-arm pacer further explained.

Bangladesh had gone into the game with two changes with pacers Al Amin Hossain and Shafiul Islam coming in place of Mohammad Saifuddin and Mustafizur Rahman. Al Amin was the most expensive on the day giving away 85 runs for 10 overs while Shafiul leaked 76 in nive overs.

Mashrafe explaining the changes said, “322 runs is a big total. Saifuddin is effective as a death bowler but those who played also have good record. They have played well in India. It was one of those days that went bad and it can come against anyone especially if the condition is like this where dew is making things tough.”

“If Al Amin had those catches taken [dropped by Najmul Hossain Shanto at slips and Shafiul at the rope] it could have been a different day for them. It is tough to say. Saifuddin might have bowled equally bad today,” Mashrafe concluded.




Facebook 51
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail