Chittagong: The job is only partially done and Bangladesh have no choice but to continue winning, said skipper Shakib-al Hasan after his team kept its chances of reaching the Cup quarter finals alive by beating the Netherlands here Monday.
We dont think we can cover the run-rate, because we didnt score big in this tournament. Were not depending on the run-rate, if we win the next match, we will qualify for the next round, it is as simple as that, Shakib said after the six-wicket win which kept their last-eight hopes afloat.
Bangladesh take on favourites South Africa in their next group engagement. They just do not need to win or avoid a heavy loss, but should also hope that other results in the group go in their favour.
Talking about Mondays match which his team won comfortably chasing a modest target of 160, Shakib defended his form despite coming a cropper yet again with just one run.
I think Im batting very well. We needed six runs to win, so I thought we could finish it quickly, but, it didnt happen, he said. Peter Borren said the Dutch were done in by the conditions which were difficult to adapt to.
It was hard work and the wicket was hard as well. I think it was a good toss for us to win but the wicket was very slow. There was not a lot of pace in it and in the afternoon it dried up a little bit
Overall I think it was pretty slow, he explained.