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We achieved the belief of wining away Tests: Mominul



CRICDOT DESK : The biggest achievement of the Bangladesh team in the New Zealand tour is ‘Belief’. Winning the Mount Manganui Test has boosted the Tigers’ confidence, and they have the potential to win Tests abroad.

Mominul Haque Sourav, the Test captain of the Bangladesh team, said, “I think it was very important to win the first Test.” Now everyone can believe, we can afford it. Test matches can be won by going abroad. Now we have won one Test, we will win another Test later – this is how we will win the series one day. So I think it was very important to bring that belief into everyone. Winning the first Test seems to have instilled that belief in everyone.

Despite winning the first of the two Tests on the New Zealand tour, Bangladesh lost the last Test by an innings and 116 runs in Christchurch.

Muminul said about the performance of the team at the end of the match, we have a lot of work to do with the Test team. There is a lot left to improve, a lot can be done. You know, I got the lead in a very difficult time.

Muminul, who has scored 3,501 runs in 49 Tests with the help of 11 centuries, said, “I dreamed of winning a match against a big team then.” To show that people believe in something. We needed a fruit to believe, at least everyone would believe that we could.

The Test specialist batsman of the national team also said that there are many positive things. If you look at the first Test, I always say in the press conference, our team results are good only when we play well collectively. That’s what batting, bowling and fielding are all about. I think it was a positive thing.

“I think we batted very badly in the first innings of the second Test,” the 30-year-old star said. The bowling did not go as well as we had hoped. Even then there was a good (personal) innings in the first innings. Rabbi was fifty, Sohan did like 41. I think, as a senior player, I should have done better as a captain. Liton’s century in the second innings was a remarkable innings. Sohan was also doing very well.

“It’s a wonderful achievement for us,” he said. We don’t do well outside the country. This victory is very important for us. We want to capture this momentum.

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