Bangladesh- USA Series

Harmeet Singh: I think Bangladesh took us lightly

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Publish Date: 15:39 Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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The USA's Harmeet Singh believes Bangladesh may have underestimated them in the first T20I at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in Houston on Wednesday.

 The USA achieved a historic five-wicket victory over Bangladesh, thanks to Harmeet's audacious 33 not out off 13 balls, complemented by Corey Anderson's 34 runs off 24 balls.

After the match, Harmeet mentioned they had anticipated Mustafizur Rahman would bowl against the wind. However, Bangladesh's skipper instructed the left-arm bowler to do the opposite, providing the USA with a significant advantage.

"As per our calculations, we were thinking Fizz would bowl the against the wind overs. But when I saw Fizz coming from the other end bowling with the wind, I was like, 'Here we have a chance where we can sneak in a 20-run over from the other side and see what we can get from Fizz. So either they took us lightly or what, I don't know,” Harmeet said after the win.

“But getting Mustafizur from this end, I would back myself anyway but on the other side they don't have overs to bowl with because they only have Shoriful one over and then someone had to bowl that last over," Harmeet added.

"They were thinking probably they will get us out. So I was like, if we hang in there and give ourselves 20 runs in the last over, we have a chance to win here. Me and Corey said we just need 20 in the last over, and then we finished up having under 10," he concluded.