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Mark Waugh slams Bangladesh’s batting as ‘third-grade in the park’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 5th November, 2021 08:24:12 PM
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Former Australia batsman Mark Waugh termed Bangladesh’s batting as third grade in the park after their disappointing performance against Australia.

The former Australian opener said that Tigers batting was ‘embarrassing’ and ‘woeful’ after they were bundled out for 73 against Australia in the T20 World Cup in UAE on Thursday.

Bangladesh’s nightmare World Cup in UAE ended on a bizarre note as they continued their batting woes against the Aussies.

Chatting with Fox Cricket after the innings, the former Australian batter branded Bangladesh batting display as ‘third grade’.  

“That is an embarrassing display … It’s supposed to be a T20 World Cup and you wouldn’t find that in third grade in the park, that sort of batting.”

Put into bat first against Australia, pace spearhead Mitchell Starc’s new ball swing and pace caused some issues who made Bangladesh’s top orders life miserable with his deadly pace and bounce.

Bangladesh were crumbled in the power play losing three wickets inside just three overs. The collapse continued with leg spinner Zampa kept up the pressure by taking five wickets as Bangladesh had no answer against Australia’s pace and spin.

“That was a woeful batting performance. I know Australia bowled well, but that’s not international batting in that innings by Bangladesh,” Waugh told Fox Cricket.

Earlier Bangladesh clinched five-match T20 series against Australia ahead of their ICC T20 World Cup campaign in a slow and low wicket at home but Bangladesh’s World Cup preparation was questioned after playing sluggish pitches at home against Australia and New Zealand before World Cup.