DHAKA, July 26, 2018 : Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Murtaza is
very much disappointed by losing this kind of close match against West Indies
as what went wrong to them in nail-biting three-run defeat during the second
ODI in Guyana on Thursday.
Bangladesh was within manageable distance to chase the winning target of
272 runs but they lost the opportunity in their first series win in overseas
in nine years.
“It is really disappointing to lose this kind of match as we needed only 14
runs from last 13 balls with six wickets in hands … we should not have lost
the match from this position,” said the Bangladesh captain after the match.
Mushfiqur Rahim kept Bangladesh on course by playing magnificent knock of
68 to take Bangladesh close to the target but could not finish it.
Sabbir Rahman also threw his wicket in crucial moment with Bangladesh
needed only eight runs from the last overs but his dismissal made Mushfiqur
nervous and he gave a catch to Jason at deep midwicket putting end all hope
The speedster said it did not happen with them for the first time …. It
happened quite a few occasions. It’s difficult to explain if it was technical
or mental fault.
The Narail express said they should have kept their nerve easy in this
situation. If they had the tendency to take single, it would have done, but
they could not do that.
Mashrafee also pointed Mahmudullah run out in the 46th over that was the
turning point of the match.
He said if Riyad was not run out at that time may be match would have been
Mashrafe admitted that the fielding was not of their best as they dropped
catches that made the opponent task easy. He however hoped his side would
strongly comeback in the final match.