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 - ICC Test Player Rankings: Virat Kohli Slips to No. 2; Steve Smith Back on Top
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 - Can Learn From Our U19 World Cup Team: Mominul Haque After Loss Against Pakistan
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 - First Test: Pakistan Complete Crushing Innings And 44-Run Victory Over Bangladesh
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.