Successful defense runs in the last few receptions in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) influenced Mashrafe Mortaza's decision to hand the ball to Mahmudullah with India in need of six six-ball runs in the Cup final from Asia. Mashrafe had previously considered throwing the ball to Soumya Sarkar, for his military milieu, but changed his mind later.
Mashrafe also took the bold decision to end Mustafizur Rahman's quota in 49th place, instead of retaining it for the last time. above. That, he explained, was because his spinners had a day off. "It would have been ideal if I could have used Rubel [Hossain] or Mustafizur at the end, but it was not an ideal situation," Mashrafe explained. "I asked Mahmudullah if he was sure, he had the experience of bowling in these situations in the last place in the BPL, Soumya would have been easier to score, we wanted him to hit one badly, and then you never know.
"I told (Mahmudullah) Riyad that the only chance we will have is when they hit one badly. We wanted Kuldeep [Yadav] to hit one wrong, because [Kedar] Jadhav is a recognized hitter. He would have better calculations. The inner edge of the fifth ball could have gone to the stumps. Actually, you need luck in these situations, but when we had it under control, we could not capitalize. "
When MS Dhoni was fired in 37th place, India still needed 63 runs from 83 with five available terrains. He was able to throw just two spin laps in the next seven overs, even when the surface slowed down considerably to make it difficult to shoot, this was a departure from Bangladesh's usual plan to turn in the middle and have Mustafizur and Rubel. Mehidy Hasan managed only four overs, leaving Mahmudullah to complete the fifth bowl fee While Mahmudullah managed to fire Dinesh Karthik, Bangladesh was unable to maximize its frontline bowlers the way Mashrafe would have liked.  19659002] "If our offspinners hit well, the scenario would have been very different," said Mashrafe. "Mustafiz and Rubel played so well that If we could have given them the ball from 46th place, I think that even 25 races could have been defended.
"You would always support the roulettes when you see that the ball rotates in the first possibility, Mehidy has played well throughout the tournament, Mahmudullah was good in the last game, we needed to bring 10 overs of them, but we were struggling to do that. Apu (Nazmul Islam) could have played better, but you can not blame the bowlers after establishing 223 to win, I think all of you thought of the break we're not going to win. "
That they still managed to take the game to the final pleased him, although the collapse of the batter left him bitterly disappointed. I should feel proud. I think we have to learn many things, "he said. We are fighting somewhere in these tournaments. Today we made a good start but we could not move forward.
"In the last games, we lost early wickets but we managed to score 240-250, I think the bowlers did a good job in the tournament, we are proud, but we have to keep going, not having Shakib [Al Hasan] nor Tamim [Iqbal] was a big blow, but I think the guys have done a really good job. "
Mashrafe had to regret an irregular hitting performance that saw them slip after being 120 for 0 in one stage. Bangladesh entered with five appropriate bowlers, and opened the batting with Mehidy to strengthen his middle and lower order. This should have worked in their favor after the type of start they had, but a combination of outstanding Indian fielding and a poor selection of shots from Bangladesh prevented them from scoring 250.
"To be honest, we wanted an association when Riyadh and Mushfiq were hitting, we reached 120 at 21. If we had scored low risk cricket for the next 14-15 overs, we could have added 60-70 runs for the loss of a wicket Mushfiq could not execute well Headlines also hurt The intention does not mean to go out playing big shots, you have to watch the batting after the good start, we should have scored 250-260 in this wicket. "