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Mehidy Hasan suggests a target of 300 in front of Australia would suffice

Anything will be competitive on this track: Mehidy

Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh
Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Bangladesh all rounder Mehidy Hasan revealed that they would be thinking of setting a target of about 300 in front of the visitors which they believe would be challenging for the Kangaroos. After the end of the second day of the Dhaka test match, the host held the upper hand as they gained a precious lead of 43 runs after the first innings.

At stumps on Day 2, Bangladesh carried a lead of 88 with nine wickets in hand. After winning the toss, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim opted to bat first and posted a total of 260, thanks to brilliant knocks from Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan. In reply, Australia could only manage a 217, giving away a lead of 43.

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Shakib al Hasan was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up yet another five wicket haul in his Test career.Shakib al Hasan joined the elite club of Muralitharan, Herath and Dale Steyn who have a five wicket haul against all Test playing nation.

Wicket not as tricky as it seems: Mehidy

“Anything will be competitive on this track. I think a lead of over 300 runs will be good for us to challenge them. We scored 260 runs but managed to restrict them under it. We still got a few batsmen and if they can put on a good show we are confident to put up a good fight against them,” claimed Mehidy Hasan according to Cricbuzz. He then mentioned that the wicket isn’t as tricky as it seems looking at the Aussie batters.

“I don’t think it is a very tricky wicket. Though at times, it becomes difficult, like when the ball makes unusual turns. When the ball is bowled in the right areas, sometimes it turns and sometimes it goes straight. You need to be cautious when you are batting. I am sure we can handle that as we have some quality batsmen in our team,” concluded Hasan.

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