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Tamim’s miss was costly for us- Shakib





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|| CF Correspondent ||

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan said that Tamim Iqbal failure to grab the regulation catch of Rohit Sharma was costly as he changed the complexion of the game afterward.

Bangladesh’s semifinal hope was ended after a middling performance that saw them concede a 28-run loss to India in their must-win game at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday.

Having restricted India to 314-9, at least 30 runs less than what the men in blue expected; Bangladesh came up with out-of-sort and jaded batting performance to be bundled out for 286 in 48 overs.

Rohit Sharma, survived from a regulation catch on 9, struck 92 ball-104, his fourth century in the tournament and KL Rahul scored 77 to set such a target for Bangladesh which was never easy on an increasingly deteriorating pitch.

 ‘’Actually, the wicket in which the match was played it was a used wicket. So, generally, if runs go beyond 300 in this type of wicket chasing becomes difficult. I think if it was between 280 to 290 runs then it would have been a lot better,’’ said Shakib.

‘’At first we bowled very poorly. I think it was the biggest reason behind our defeat. Maybe [if we could hold on to that catch] it could have been different. The form he is in, if someone like him gets another opportunity he will make full use of it so that [miss]was costly for us,’’ he said