'We failed to back up Shakib'
Young Bangladesh paceman AbulHasan makes a desperate dive to stop the ball as Pakistan opener Imran Nazir looks on during theirWorld Twenty20 match at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy yesterday. Nazir, who was dropped by Hasan while on one only, made the most of the gaffe with a blazing 72 off 36 balls as Pakistan coasted to an eight-wicket win.Photo: AFP
Bishwajit Roy from Kandy
Praising Shakib Al Hasan's innings highly, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim held the conditions responsible for their failure in the ICC World Twenty20 yesterday. The wicketkeeper-batsman in the post-match briefing said that his team lost the game, against Pakistan by eight wickets, despite putting up a challenging total on the board mainly because of their weakness in their bowling on this kind of pitch.
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