Shakib confident Tigers can win series


Shakib Al Hassan, who stood in as Bangladesh captain for the suspended Mashrafe Mortaza in their victory over Pakistan, is confident the Tigers can now go on and win the three-match ODI series.

Bangladesh beat their Asian rivals by 79 runs in the first ODI after centuries from Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim helped the Tigers post a commanding 329 for six in their 50 overs.

The bowlers then did their job and restricted Pakistan to 250 all out in less than 46 overs as Bangladesh celebrated their win over Pakistan for 16 years.

Shakib said: "We are focused in our next match. It is important to win that. If we could win the next match and thus pick up the series, we will think of a clean sweep.

"We came to win against Pakistan after so many years; it sounds really well. We are happy that we could perform as a team.

"It is a matter of just two other matches. We will take the series with one more win. We batted professionally and bowled well; we are confident to win the series."