Mahmudullah rues missed chances following loss to Sri Lanka

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24 Oct 2021 | 02:20 PM
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Mahmudullah rues missed chances following loss to Sri Lanka

After a shaky start, Sri Lanka, led by fifties from Charith Asalanka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa, cruised to a five-wicket victory

Bangladesh succumbed to a five-wicket loss in their first game of the Super 12s against Sri Lanka at the ICC T20 World Cup in Sharjah. Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah rued the missed chances on the field, which he feels led to his side's loss.

Chasing 172, Liton Das dropped the catches of Charith Asalanka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who then went on to score match-winning fifties. 

"Batters did a great job. Liton and Naim gave us a very good start. Naim played a brilliant innings to hold the innings together. Mushy played a brilliant innings. We lost a few chances. Would like to correct those things in the next game," Mahmudullah said in the post-match presentation. 

"Watching last few games here, we felt extra spinner was a good option. We missed a couple of chances - would've been a different story. Hopefully we can put up a good game against England," he added.

Charith Saslanka, who won the player of the match award for his unbeaten 49-ball 80, said that Bhanuka Rajapaksa was the game-changer.  "Happy that I could help Sri Lanka win the game. It looked like a very good pitch when I walked out to bat, so I tried to play my shots. Rajapaksha was the game-changer, he played a few wonderful shots. I want to keep this up and keep winning games for my country," he said.

Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka however felt that it was not the easiest target to chase down.

"It was not the easiest targets to chase but once batsmen are set, any target can be chased. It was an outstanding innings from Asalanka. It's very important that youngsters step up at this stage, it was really nice to see that," Shanaka said.

Sri Lanka will look to keep the momentum going when they take on Australia next in Dubai on Thursday (October 28). Bangladesh, on the other hand, are in action on Wednesday (October 27) against England in Abu Dhabi.

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