Chittagong, Oct 24: A rrow loss to England in the opening cricket Test has not demoralised Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim. Mushfiqur said they knew that the chances of victory were slim. “Scoring 33 runs with two wickets in hand is very difficult. The match was almost 90 percent in England’s favour,” Mushfiqur said. “Their tailenders are very good. All their players have first-class centuries. We don’t have players like that. There’s a huge difference between those who score in county cricket and in our first-class structure.”
“It definitely feels bad — we could’ve won. But it’s not a matter of victory or defeat for us — I’m not frustrated. No one expected us to play so well after 15 months,” the 28-year-old wicket keeper-batsman said.
Mushfiqur also drew positives from the fight Bangladesh put up over the five days playing their first Test in nearly 15 months. “The biggest achievement would be to play consistently for the whole Test match. I think we have done that 90-95 percent of the time but we could have done better in some areas.” IANS