After the Bangladesh squad restricted Scotland to a 141 run total, it seemed like Mahmudullah’s side could actually have a comfortable win. Alas, a batting collapse followed and Bangladesh lost to Scotland by a minor 6 runs.
After the match and analysing the situation, Mahmudullah had this to say, “I am very much frustrated, our batting is a concern. We have to bat better. We have to play aggressive cricket, regardless of the situation. We have a deep batting line-up, with Mohammad Saifuddin at No. 9. We may need to think over some changes tomorrow.”
“We didn’t deliberately bat slowly. We couldn’t hit those boundaries. We have to bat better next time. A lot of things will come up since we lost the game. I think we didn’t play well today, but we are a good T20 team. We have the capability. When we play our best cricket, we can win games”, he added.
The main issue for him was that the wickets kept falling, and the run rate kept increasing, there was no one on the field who steadied the ship for them. This imbalance in turn led to a messy start in the beginning and a 6 run defeat by the end of the innings.