BANGLADESH TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND, 2019
Atif Azam • Final up to date on Solar, 10 Mar, 2019, 03:23 PM
It was a well-known sight – Bangladesh batsmen being softened by Neil Wagner’s short-pitched bowling, and edging deliveries behind. © AFP
It was a well-known sight: Bangladesh batsmen being softened by Neil Wagner’s short-pitched bowling, and edging deliveries behind. This time, it arrived on a pitch that was deceptively inexperienced, and Wagner had no higher possibility than to bowl brief after Bangladesh have been off to a superb begin. He ended up with figures of four for 28, after being the fifth bowler into the assault.
”We all know that the brief ball might be right here, and really, there’s nothing we are able to do about it,” wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das mentioned after the third day’s play. “The one factor that may be finished is to play him with all our consideration, with all our emphasis being on leaving out his deliveries [rather than trying to work it]. We’re then most likely prone to succeed in opposition to him.”
Liton additionally mentioned that the Bangladesh bowlers want to limit New Zealand from scoring freely on the fourth day, one thing that they have not finished within the collection.
”Tomorrow’s first hour might be crucial as a result of we’re nonetheless in a superb place and if we choose one or two wickets earlier than the tip of the primary session, will probably be good for us,” Liton mentioned. ”However we should guarantee that they can not rating freely as a result of that can decide the end result of the sport. Now we have to focus on ‘maintaining them at low-score’ and if we handle to do this solely then we could get success.”
At stumps, New Zealand have been 38-2, trailing by 173 runs, after dismissing Bangladesh for 211 earlier than rain lower the day brief. Rain had already washed out the primary two days’ play however with the quantity of batting depth that New Zealand possess, they’ll nonetheless make a sport out of it on the Basin Reserve.
The type of Kane Williamson, who already scored an unbeaten double century within the opening Take a look at, and the likes of Ross Taylor and others absolutely do possess a menace for the guests, who in flip have been gunned down by short-pitched bowling as soon as once more. Ought to Bangladesh resort to brief bowling too? Liton disagrees.
”Each Rahi and Ebadat have been bowling effectively. They are going to be profitable in the event that they bowl into the best place in these wickets. Everybody is aware of that if the situations and wickets are inexperienced, then the bowlers all the time really feel inspired and it appears this wicket will keep the identical within the subsequent two days,” he added.
Liton, who made 33 runs, mentioned that their batsmen want to pay attention extra in the event that they wish to achieve success like Tamim Iqbal. Whereas others are but to point out any consistency, Tamim managed to attain his third successive half-century within the Take a look at collection thus far.
“Look, I’m taking part in a brand new function now,” mentioned Liton attempting analyzing his Take a look at efficiency. ”I’ve opened through the earlier ODIs and now I’m taking part in within the Assessments as a keeper batting decrease down the order. ‘I simply have to do batting emphasizing on its technicality.
”We had by no means performed in such sorts of whether or not. It was tough for me… really not just for me, all of us had the identical hassle,” he mentioned. ”Bowlers are getting assist from the wicket so the batsmen have to bat extra rigorously as a result of solely then they’re possible to achieve success. The situations are favorable for the tempo bowlers, as they clearly get a little bit assist from such sort of inexperienced wickets, however nonetheless a batsman can earn success by concentrating deeply.
”No less than Tamim Bhai’s batting proves that,” he added.