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Mashrafe calls for more effort in batting of Bangladesh

January 21st, 2016 | by admin
Mashrafe calls for more effort in batting of Bangladesh
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Bangladesh convincingly beat Zimbabwe by 42 runs in the second Twenty20 International to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Sunday.

Although Mashrafe was pleased with his team’s improvement from the last match, he was far from satisfied by the manner of the victory.

“[The win] was definitely better than that of the first match. We did well as a bowling unit. The batting wasn’t bad either,” Mashrafe said after the match.

“Some batsmen got themselves out after getting set, or else the score would have been bigger. These things need to be fixed because bigger challenges lie ahead.

“If someone gets to 30-40, he must play a bigger innings.”

Sabbir Rahman, however, stood out by scoring an unbeaten 43 before taking 3 for 11.

“He (Sabbir) has been doing well all the time… He is in good touch.”

But Mashrafe highlighted the other aspect of the legspinnning allrounder.

“I’ve asked him to focus a bit on his bowling. When a batsman has the ability to bowl, it is always an advantage, not only for the player but also for the team.

“He is up to the mark as a batsman. He has been bowling well too. It would be great for the team if he can keep it up.”

Ref: bdnews24.com

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