Shakib: The team felt relieved by the victory
By Sarita Dey
on Wed Oct 20 2021
Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh were relieved by a 26-run win over Oman on Tuesday, but it was a tough job. He said Bangladesh defended 153 runs from spells from Mahedi Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin, but they still wanted to improve their batting.
Bangladesh won by 26 runs
Bangladesh endured a few moments of panic but eventually overcame Oman with great difficulty at the Al Amarat Stadium in Muscat on Tuesday afternoon.
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“I think we’ve been able to improve on it, but we shouldn’t be too worried about it.” Shakib.
Shakib said, ‘This victory is a matter of relief for the team. “I believe the dressing room will feel a lot better. The loss to Scotland was definitely disappointing, but they played well. Like Oman did today. We had to work hard to get back in the game. I think Saifuddin and Mehdi bowled really well. Their spells were the turning point of this win. I think they didn’t even give 30 runs in their eight overs, which really helped us. Credit to them both for their bowling.
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Shakib said that he needs to make some adjustments in the first six and last five overs to get a better score in this match. “I think we have room to improve from 20 to 25. We can get 15 more runs in the powerplay, and get an extra 10 runs in the last five overs, we can get it done.
“I think we are capable of improving that, but we shouldn’t be too worried about it. If we get these extra runs, we can defend a score of over 170,” he said.
Oman and Scotland’s performance against Bangladesh also caught the attention of Shakib, who said there should be more respect for the allies.
“I have to give a lot of credit to my colleagues for the way he managed to play cricket despite the odds. He played good cricket.
“As a Test-playing country, we have high expectations. We try to win but it’s not always possible. When we beat big teams, they probably feel that way. It’s cricket for you. “