After encountering a defeat against New Zealand, the Bangladeshi skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza sounded disappointed and said that his side lacked partnerships and that was the reason why the entire team got bowled out for 24 4 in 49.2 overs. He said that had his team scored 20-30 runs more, they got have given a tough time to the opponent. Even though there were impressive performances from Shakib Al Hasan who scored 64 runs for the Bangladeshi squad, still the team could not cross the 250-run mark in the 50 over World Cup.
According to Mortaza, a score greater than 250 would have resulted in different end result and the game could have been in their favour. With this, the Match 9 of the ICC World Cup 2019, saw New Zealand defeating Bangladeshi, thanks to the amazing play by Ross Taylor who scored 82 runs off 91 balls, to led his team taste victory in the Kennington Oval in London on Wednesday.
We were 20-30 short with the bat and the outfield was slow
Talking about the same in the post-match ceremony, the Bangladeshi skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza said that the team lost as they failed to score 20-30 runs more. “We were 20-30 short with the bat and the outfield was slow. It was the same wicket that we played the last game. We lost too many wickets in the middle overs and couldn’t get any big partnership. We needed a set batsman in the middle overs, but in the end it got tight and if you want to win matches you need to get wickets,” said Mortaza.
We tried hard, but that can happen and the next one is a big match and hopefully we can step up in that
He further aid that the team tried hard to win and the team will be trying to win back the next match which is going to be a big match for the team. “We did it very professionally in the end. We tried hard, but that can happen and the next one is a big match and hopefully we can step up in that. We have to take one game at a time, couldn’t manage today but we will try to be at our best in the next game,” said the skipper.