Indian: Captain Mahmudullah raging on batsmen, Blame Rajkot T20 for the loss
Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah blamed the middle-order batsmen for the loss in the second T20 International against India, saying their batsmen failed to keep the rhythm. India's spin duo Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar did not allow Bangladesh to take advantage of a good start by keeping the run pace in the middle overs.
Mahmudullah blamed the batsmen for the loss, who were unable to score big on the wicket that suited the batting. He said, 'If you leave more than 40 balls empty in T20, then your chances of winning are reduced. We did not score 38 balls. It will have to be improved. Our batsmen have to take more responsibility. Our goal was to make a big score but we could not do it. This was the failure of our batsmen.
The Bangladeshi captain said, 'We needed to understand the rhythm of the game. We should have understood the challenge we got in a certain time, but we could not do it and could not make a big score. We should have scored 170 runs. We had scored 102–103 after 12 overs, so we should have reached 170–180 runs. The expense of losing the wickets in the middle overs has to be paid. The openers gave us a very good start and could score 180 runs on this wicket. The wicket was very good for batting.
The Bangladeshi team was able to score 153 runs for six wickets while batting first. India achieved the target in 15.4 overs. The match was lopped by Indian skipper Rohit Sharma scoring 85 runs off 43 balls. With this, India won by eight wickets to take the three-match series 1-1.