Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim insists his team will not play for a draw in the second and final Test against Australia, starting in Chittagong on Monday, in a bid to win the series.
After beating the visitors by 20 runs in the first game in Dhaka, the Tigers just need a draw to achieve what will be their greatest series result since they were granted Test status by the ICC in 2000.
Bangladesh have only ever beaten Zimbabwe (twice) and the West Indies in a series in the longest format while they drew against England at home earlier this year.
The home skipper says they will play to win against the Aussies as they do in every Test they play.
Mushfiqur said on Sunday: “There is no way we will play safe cricket. We always play to win against every side.
“We could have played for a draw against England, by using a flat surface, but we didn’t do it. We wanted to look for a result by using our strength.
“Safe cricket is not an option for us because you can’t win against a side like this (Australia) by doing so. We have to be more aggressive than them.”
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