IND vs BAN, World Cup 2023: Shanto calls Kohli ‘large’ supply unintentional, blames poor batting for loss


Stand-in Bangladesh skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto lamented a woeful middle-overs batting efficiency after a seven-wicket defeat to India within the ODI World Cup on the MCA Stadium in Pune on Thursday.

Opting to bat on a belter, Shanto’s aspect was aided by its best-ever opening stand on the World Cup – an 88-ball affiliation for 93 runs between Litton Das and younger opener Tanzid Hasan. Regardless of dropping the providers of Hardik Pandya to harm, India shortly clawed again by dismantling the Bangladesh high 4 inside the subsequent 13 overs. The Tigers ultimately completed on 256 for eight after a short assist from the lower-order.

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Quantity three Shanto, trapped leg-before on eight by Ravindra Jadeja, additionally stated he anticipated no less than one of many openers to transform their half-centuries into a giant rating and forestall a slowdown after the primary PowerPlay.

“I believe we couldn’t bat properly within the center overs. It could have been a unique ball sport if the openers batted a bit longer. A few wickets had been gentle dismissals. The wicket was good, however the batters did not take duty,” he stated after stepping up as captain instead of an injured Shakib Al Hasan.

Shanto clarified {that a} large supply tried by Bangladesh with India quantity three Virat Kohli stranded within the nineties was “unintentional”. Kohli ultimately claimed the match and his forty eighth ODI century with a six in opposition to left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed within the forty second over.



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