BAN vs SL: Need to be mentally strong, feels Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque after loss against Sri Lanka

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BAN vs SL: Need to be mentally strong, feels Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque after loss against Sri Lanka
BAN vs SL: Need to be mentally strong, feels Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque after loss against Sri Lanka

BAN vs SL: Need to be mentally strong, feels Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque after loss against Sri Lanka

BAN vs SL: Even after losing by 10 wickets to Sri Lanka in the second test on Friday, Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque stated his team needed to be mentally tough.

At Shere Bangla stadium, Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh in the second Test of the two-match series.

“It’s all about the mental thing, need to be mentally strong if we’re to come back in the next series. We have to look after our bowlers, especially the pacers,” said Mominul in a post-match presentation.

Furthermore, the left-handed hitter hailed Litton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim for their magnificent 272-run partnership at the sixth wicket, which aided Bangladesh’s 365-run first-innings total.

BAN vs SL: Need to be mentally strong, feels Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque after loss against Sri Lanka
BAN vs SL: Need to be mentally strong, feels Mominul Haque

“A disappointing performance, have to work hard. But there were some positives, Rahim and Litton batted really well. They put us under pressure with the new ball, we’ll have to handle it better next time,” he added.

Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first in the match. In the first innings, Mushfiqur Rahim and Litton Das scored the most runs. They put on a 272-run partnership at the sixth wicket, scoring 175 and 141 runs respectively. Shakib Al Hasan grabbed five wickets in the first innings, while Ebadot Hossain took four wickets.

SL hitters responded by scoring 506 runs and taking a 141-run lead. Angelo Mathews scored 145 runs, while Dinesh Chandimal hit 124. With his opening partner, Oshada Fernando, who scored 57 runs, captain Dimuth Karunaratne got off to a fantastic start, scoring 80 runs. For SL, Kasun Rajitha had a five-wicket haul while Asitha Fernando had four.

Bangladesh scored 169 runs in the second innings and were all out. Shakib Al Hasan scored 58 runs, while Litton Das scored 52.

The Sri Lankan hitters quickly chased down the 29-run mark in just three overs, with Oshada Fernando scoring 21 runs.