Aayush Mahajan ∙ Dec 4 2022, 4:00 PM

We were short of runs: Rohit Sharma speaks on India's underwhelming batting


image-lb9h602dMehidy Hasan Miraz celebrates after the win (Source: Twitter)

In a remarkable turn of events, India were belaboured by Bangladesh's final batting pair Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman on Sunday evening as their 51-run stand gave the hosts a historic win in the first clash of the ongoing three-match series.

After a poor day with the bat, India reduced Bangladesh to 136/9, however, it all unfolded in the latter's favour from then as numerous fielding mishaps helped them to chase the 187-run target.

India skipper Rohit Sharma lamented under-par first-innings score after his team's disappointing loss. Although he praised the bowlers for bringing them back in the game, he would have expected them to finish well.


Here's what Rohit said:

"It was a very close game. We did pretty well to come back into that position. We didn't bat well to post a good score. I think we bowled well, and we did really well there. But, in the end, they held their nerve to win the game. 

"If you talk about our bowling, the forty overs we bowled were really good. But you would want to bowl well in the last moments and take wickets. But we were short of runs. That is what it is. I think we were 40-50 runs short."

With the Tigers standing ahead in the series, the two teams will meet in the second tie at Dhaka on December 7.


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