It was one of those games when the game was close until the final few overs before fading away, with the losing team benefiting far more than the winning team. Bangladesh must do some soul-searching and just improve if they are to compete with the big guys, whereas Oman must simply turn up and give it their best, as they have done in thrashing PNG and running Bangladesh close. That concludes our studio’s activities for the evening. We’ll be back tomorrow with more comprehensive coverage of the T20 World Cup in 2021. Until then, good night and good luck…
Mahmudullah Bangladesh captain
We have a lot of room for improvement, but I’ll take the win. The most important thing is to win for the country, and I hope they are pleased. We should’ve done better with the new ball, and we need to fix those areas where we erred. Shakib and Naim batted brilliantly and brought us to 150+, but we should’ve done better with the new ball and we need to correct those areas where we erred. We’ve done well in several categories, including death bowling, so we’ll take hope from that.
Zeeshan Maqsood Oman captain
It was a target that could be pursued. We lost wickets in the last six overs and didn’t bat well, so the bowlers deserve praise. We were in the game for 15-16 overs and required 50+ runs in 36 overs (58 off 36), which isn’t a lot, but we simply need to improve our hitting and score those runs. The audience isn’t putting any pressure on us; in fact, their support is encouraging. We’ll come back stronger because it’s a sport. We need to figure out where we went wrong and return stronger against Scotland.
Shakib Player of the Match
It had a negative impact on the entire squad. We hadn’t expected it. However, Scotland deserves praise. Before the game, they were quite confident. It was difficult since the loss to Scotland was hurting us. Oman played some excellent cricket. For the most part, they were in the game. But we kept our cool. Oman deserves credit for the manner they’re playing. They’re showing a lot of emotion in their play. This victory will calm our anxieties. We still have one more game to win. I’m crossing my fingers. First, we must defeat PNG, and then we will see what happens.
Oman can’t be blamed for their efforts, and even less so for the spirit with which they’ve gone about it. After losing Ilyas early, Jatinder Singh and Prajapati put up a combination that seemed like it may go the distance, but wickets dropped at regular intervals after the latter fell. In reality, once Jatinder was out, the middle order was exposed and had to contend with the Fizz’s deception, Saif’s precision, and Shakib’s experience. In the end, Oman had the zeal, but Bangladesh was simply too strong. The winners of tonight’s game, on the other hand, will be anxious about how tough this victory was against a weaker opponent and how fast they must learn before facing the big guys. However, the Fizz made a remarkable comeback towards the end, ensuring that Bangladesh remained afloat. In a few moments, I’ll be giving a presentation…