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India vs Bangladesh | Could Not Finish Series Well After Winning First Match: Mahmudullah

India thrashed Bangladesh by 30 runs in the third and final T20I to win the series 2-1. In a chase of 175, Bangladesh lost two early wickets, but Mohammad Naim (81) and Mohammad Mithun (27) batted exceptionally well to take them to a score of 110/2 in 13 overs. From there on they lost suffered a collapse and were bundled out for 144.

Cricketnext Staff |November 10, 2019, 11:53 PM IST
India vs Bangladesh | Could Not Finish Series Well After Winning First Match: Mahmudullah

India thrashed Bangladesh by 30 runs in the third and final T20I to win the series 2-1. In a chase of 175, Bangladesh lost two early wickets, but Mohammad Naim (81) and Mohammad Mithun (27) batted exceptionally well to take them to a score of 110/2 in 13 overs. From there on they lost suffered a collapse and were bundled out for 144.

After a heartbreaking defeat, stand in skipper Mahmudullah lamented at the opportunity lost.

"I think we had a chance looking at the way Naim and Mithun had a partnership. We lost wickets in a rapid way and that cost us the game," Mahmudullah said at the post-match presentation.

"We needed 49 runs in 5 overs, we had a chance, but we missed it. The efforts that boys have put in, that was good to see. We could not finish it well after winning the first game."

Looking back at the series, Bangladesh did have some brilliant performances, but the one that stood out was Naim's counter-attacking innings that almost took away the match from the Indians. Mahmudullah lauded the youngster's efforts and also the fast bowlers, who bowled well throughout the series.

"I think he (Naim) is a very talented batsman, the way he played his innings, it was a calm and composed one. All the three seamers executed their plans and bowled really well in the series."

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