Domingo says to focus more on domestic cricket
Improving the country's first-class cricket is essential to do well in Test cricket. In addition to organizing good wickets, it is important to make first-class cricket more attractive and competitive. In the last one and a half decades, local cricket experts have been talking about this.
But who listens to whom? Bad wickets are still played in the first-class domestic league. Although the attraction and competition have increased more than before, the urge to play well, the desire to excel oneself has not awakened. Therefore, the head coach of the national team Russell Domingo thinks that the prerequisite for playing well in Tests is to play well in first-class cricket.
Reviewing Bangladesh's performance in the Tests at the Zoom Conference on Monday, the South African said, "I have seen a lot of improvement. However, it does not last long. Bangladesh cricketers have had less urge to play well in Tests for a long time.
Domingo discovered the reason for this, 'Bangladesh first-class cricket is not so competitive. There is an urge to play well, less self-sacrifice. That is why the mentality and ability to handle stress is less.
Chasing the target of 395 runs, they lost 3 wickets for 60 runs at one stage. Took the match out of there. We went to score 220 runs in the next match and at the beginning, we were under pressure with 70 runs without wickets.
I'm sure the players are also extremely disappointed. We are doing something wrong at a very important and important time. Either Loppa is dropping the catch, or he is playing with a loose shot. We can't play a good game for long, we can't handle the pressure. Which is very frustrating. '
Sri Lanka is caught in the whirlpool of the Caribbean
The Sri Lankan cricket team usually turns the opponent blue with spin poison at home. This time the Lankans themselves are trapped in this trap. Dimuth Karunaratne's side could not score more than 204 runs in the rotation of three West Indies spinners Veerasamy Permal, Jomel Warrickan, and Roston Chase.
Gaul International Cricket Stadium has historically been known as Ranprasaba. In the first match of the series, the host Sri Lanka collected about 400 runs. They won the match by a big margin of 16 runs by batting smoothly in the second innings as well. However, in the second match, the Caribbean gave the impression of turning around.
Sri Lankan captain Karunaratne decided to bat before winning the toss on the first day of rain on Monday. Karunaratne and Pathum Nisanka added 107 runs in the opening over on the first day. Three overs before the end of the day's play, the Sri Lankan captain was dismissed with a return catch by Chase.
The next batsmen could not hold this great start of the opening pair. West Indies left-arm spinners Permal and Warrickan have been taking wickets one after the other since the beginning of the day today (Tuesday). Niska was dismissed for 43 runs. Then Oshada Fernando scored 18 and Angelo Mathews 29 runs.
At one stage Sri Lanka had 154 runs for 3 wickets. They lost the last 6 wickets to make 50 runs from there. Permal took 5 wickets for West Indies. Which is the first five wickets of his career. Another left-arm spinner Warikan took four wickets.
And if he could have scored 100 runs, the match would have been different: Muminul
Despite having a 44-run lead in the first innings, Bangladesh lost by a huge margin of 6 wickets in the end. The hosts could not give Pakistan more than 202 runs in the second innings due to the terrible failure of the batsmen. Babar Azam's team has reached that by losing only 2 wickets.
With the help of Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh collected 330 runs in the first innings. Liton also played 59 runs in the second innings. But due to the failure of the rest, Bangladesh's innings stopped at only 156 runs. Which was not enough to win.
According to Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque, the picture of the match could have been different if he could have scored more than 100 runs. At the end of the match, Muminul said on the award distribution stage, '(Even in the second innings) wicket batting was helpful. If we could have scored more than 100 runs, the game would have been different.
Bangladesh's top order has failed in both innings of the match. After losing 4 wickets for 49 runs in the first innings, the first 4 wickets fell in the second innings for only 25 runs. Luminus also blamed the match loss on the opening hours of the two innings. Where the top-order batsmen have returned shortly.
Muminul's comment, 'In my opinion, we lost the match in the first hour of both innings. Mushfiqur and Liton played very well in the first innings. They have formed a great partnership. In the second innings ... I think the first four batsmen have to come forward. '
He added, 'Batting is our strength. This place needs to be improved. Especially against the new ball. However, Hasan Ali and Shahin Afridi also bowled well.
Bangladesh's new Test Championship started with a big defeat
Taizul Islam's spin rotation matched the 44-run lead in the first innings. And that woke up the possibility of losing to Pakistan and winning the second edition of the World Test Championship. But the Tigers' new Test championship began with a big defeat in the second innings after the failure of the batsmen.
Pakistan won by 8 wickets at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. Babar Azam's team lost the target of 202 runs given by Bangladesh by losing only 2 wickets. They got 151 runs in the opening pair of two openers Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafiq.
In the first innings of the match, Bangladesh scored 330 runs with 114 runs by Liton Das and 91 runs by Mushfiqur Rahim. In reply, Pakistan could not score more than 26 runs after Abid Ali's 133 runs. In left-arm spin, Taizul took 6 wickets alone.
After getting a 44-run lead in the first innings, Bangladesh's batting line-up collapsed like a house of cards in the second innings. Liton Das's 59 runs helped the team to 156. Shahin Shah Afridi took 5 wickets. The target of victory in front of Pakistan stood at 202 runs.
Which they did very easily. Abid Ali was the hero of the team in the second innings as well as in the first innings. He could not score a pair of centuries for only 9 runs. Another opener Shafiq played an innings of 63 runs. In his debut Test, Shafiq hit fifty in two innings.
Abid and Shafiq did half of the work on the afternoon of the fourth day. They started today's game with 109 runs without wickets. From the beginning of the day, two openers have been swinging sticks at the bowlers of Bangladesh. It seemed that Pakistan might win by a full 10 wickets.
Miraj was attacked for the first time in the tenth over of the day. Shafiq, who was inducted in the fifth ball of the over, was trapped in the leg before. Shafiq could not save his wicket even with the review. He had to return to the toilet due to the umpire's call.
Before being dismissed, Shafiq played 63 runs in 6 fours and 1 six. 52 runs came from his bat in the first innings. The 22-year-old made his debut by hitting fifty in both innings. Shafiq's farewell broke the opening pair of 151 runs. Abid and Shafiq put on 146 runs in the first innings.
Although Shafiq returned, Abid was on his way to a back-to-back century. But Taizul rang his farewell bell. He returned Abid with the first ball of the 50th over of Pakistan's innings. Abid played defensively inside his delivery.
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But he hit the ball on the pad with the bat. The umpire ruled the leg before. The Pakistani opener could not save his wicket even with the review. Abid made 91 runs in 12 overs before being dismissed. He did not score his second and fifth career century for just 9 runs.
After that, the experienced Azhar Ali and the captain Babar Azam crossed the rest of the way without any hindrance. They left the field after winning the match in a pair of uninterrupted 32 runs. Azhar remained unbeaten on 24 and Babar on 13. Abid Ali, who scored 222 runs in two innings, won the Matchsera award.