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Shanto unhappy for not playing longer innings


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Najmul Hossain Shanto, left-handed top-order batsman, top-scored for Bangladesh with 40 off 34 deliveries, but lacked help from his teammates.

The batters in the lower order were unable to take advantage of the platform he had created. Shanto admitted in the post-match press conference that he should have played a longer innings.

"I think if I had played a longer innings, the team would've been in a much better position. I don't think we couldn't score enough runs. Had I scored 70, we could've scored 150-160," said the southpaw.

In his post-match presentation, Fakhar Zaman stated that the wicket was better in the second match than it was in the first. Shanto reiterated what he had said,

“Today the wicket was better. Spinners got some help as the ball was gripping occasionally. The Pacers got extra bounce. But the surface was better than the first match."

"We played well in the last two home series. But in the last two games, he couldn't do so. The most important thing is that our batting unit has failed. If we had batted well, the matches could've been more competitive," added Shanto.