After a convincing inning and 15-run win over Zimbabwe on Tuesday in the one-off Test, Bangladesh’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim said that his side badly needed to win. Rahim starred with the bat in the match as he scored a brilliant 203* becoming the leading run-scorer for his nation later admitted that they have not performed well in the last six Tests. Also Read - SL vs BAN Test Series - Live Streaming Cricket: When and Where to Watch Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st Test Live Cricket Match Online and TV Telecast in India
Speaking after the match, Rahim, who was adjudged Man of the Match, said: “We badly needed a win as a team. We haven’t played as a team in the last 5-6 Tests. The bowlers set it up by dismissing them for 260 and then the openers gave us a good start. When someone is set and is playing a long inning it makes it easy for the new batsman coming in.” Also Read - Bangladesh vs West Indies 3rd ODI Report: Tamim, Mushfiqur, Mahmadullah Star as Bangladesh Complete Series Sweep
Asked to bowl, Bangladesh bundled out the visitors for a paltry 265 before the hosts rode Mushfiqur’s scintillating knock to put a massive 560 on board before declaring their innings. They later packed back Zimbabwe for 189 to set a victory by an innings and 106 runs. Also Read - Nine Bangladesh Cricketers to Resume Individual Training From Sunday
Rahim praised Mominul Haque, who scored 132 runs and the duo was involved in a 222-run stand.
“Mominul batted really well and it was our plan to convert a start into a big score. We played well in all three departments and that should give us confidence going into the next Test but we have a white-ball series before that and all the boys are eager to do well,” he added.
After this, Bangladesh will take on Zimbabwe in a three-match ODI rubber, starting on Sunday.