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Bangladesh aim survival in T20 series against West Indies

Sun Online Desk

19th December, 2018 06:39:29 printer

Bangladesh aim survival in T20 series against West Indies

Bangladesh are looking to make a strong comeback against the visitors after losing the opener of the three-match series.


The Tigers are desperate to keep their chances of winning the series alive by beating the guests in the second game scheduled for Wednesday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Bangladesh have played 20 matches at the venue and won only seven.


Despite their phenomenal performance throughout the Test and ODI series, the Tigers lost the first T20 by eight wickets. Five of Bangladesh’s wickets fell to short balls, and Bangladesh managed to post only 129, which turned out to be an easy target for the Windies.


Shakib Al Hasan hit 61, the best batting show for the Tigers in the match.


At Wednesday’s pre-match press meet, Soumya Sarkar said they were not worried about facing short deliveries. He was one of the batsmen dismissed to short balls.


“I don’t think there is anything to worry about. They bowled short and we tried to hit them. It is a matter of courage. If we had gone on the back foot and were dismissed, then you could have said that there was some fear factor involved,” he said.


Bangladesh beat the touring side in both the Test and ODI series. A poor performance in the second match will take away Tigers’ chance of winning back-to-back series against any opponent in the three formats of the game.


“We are ready for the challenge. We are trailing by 1-0, and we will try to make a strong comeback tomorrow (December 20),” Soumya said. “We need to make sure that we do not repeat our mistakes from the opening match.”