Bangladesh all-rounder Mehidy Hasan is confident that a lead of more than 300 runs will be enough for the home side to put pressure on the visitors and cause a huge upset in the ongoing Test series between the two nations.
Speaking to the reporters, Hasan said, “Anything will be competitive on this track. I think a lead of over 300 runs will be good for us to challenge them. We scored 260 runs but managed to restrict them under it. We still got a few batsmen and if they can put on a good show we are confident to put up a good fight against them,”
Commenting on the nature of the wicket, he said, “I don’t think it is a very tricky wicket,” he said. “Though at times, it becomes difficult, like when the ball makes unusual turns. When the ball is bowled in the right areas, sometimes it turns and sometimes it goes straight. You need to be cautious when you are batting. I am sure we can handle that as we have some quality batsmen in our team.” and added, “I think our bowlers really bowled well and in partnerships,” Mehidy said. “No matter in what manner the wicket behaves, unless you can bowl in the right areas it is difficult to earn success. I think we managed to do that and it was due to that we are in this position.”
Applauding the efforts put in by the Bangladesh bowlers on day one of the first Test, he said, “It was a unified effort by us as a bowling unit. While Shakib bhai bowled exceptionally, there was little contribution by me along with Taijul and Mustafiz. Though he did not get any wicket still he managed to restrict the flow of runs,” he said,