Mushfiqur Rahim Shares The Positives For Bangadesh
By CricShots - Mar 19, 2018 1:06 pm
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The Nidahas Trophy 2018 was a three-nation T20I series between India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka and it was played for celebrating the 70th year of Independence of the Islanders in Colombo. In that series, the Bangladeshi Tigers have managed to prove their mettle by reaching the final of the tournament by defeating the hosts twice in the tournament. Former skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was in majestic form and finished the series as the second highest run-scorer.

Mustafizur Rahman plays a shot during the tri-nation Nidahas Trophy (source: AFP)

Rahim managed to gather as many as 199 runs in five games and played a match-winning knock of 72* against Sri Lanka. In that match, Bangladesh pulled out fourth-highest run chase in the history of T20Is as they chased down the mammoth total of 215 against Sri Lanka.

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Bangladesh gave a tough fight to India in all three matches and almost clinched the title as well. But, it was the heroic performance of the Indian wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik who took the game away from the Tigers as he spoiled their celebration plans by hitting a six off the last ball. However, the tri-nation series have resulted in many positives for Bangladesh.

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Talking about the series, Mushfiqur Rahim said, “To be honest, we have not become that good a side in T20s till now. There are some things which we can improve upon and our team management and the coaching staff is looking at those things. At least there was this confidence that we were doing well in ODI and Test formats the last few years and on our day we can beat anyone. I think in T20s we are slowly gaining that confidence as well.”

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Rahim concluded stating the fact that they have learned a lot from the close final, he said, “We made it to the final and in that respect, it does feel good but it is natural that everyone will feel bad after the defeat. But we feel we will take the experience forward and make it count in the upcoming future.”