‘We have to play good cricket over five days’


Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim says his team have to play good cricket over five days if they want to topple the world's best Test team, South Africa, in Mirpur starting on Thursday.

The Tigers are no longer an easy victory for the top sides in world cricket and they showed their recent resurgence when they drew the first Test against the Proteas in Chittagong, although the last two days were washed out.

Bangladesh have though been winning in the ODI format and have taken that confidence into the longest format of the game. Mushifiqur though says his team still have a tendency dominate for a session or two but then fade away.

Mushfiqur said: "We have to play good cricket over five days. We cannot win on the first day. This is a five-day game. This is a big challenge and also an opportunity.

"We are playing against the No. 1 team in the world so it is an opportunity. It will be a huge deal to beat them.

"We played with dominance in each sense of the first Test. So from that sense, the target is to play well. Our bowling unit has the ability to take their 20 wickets and you know what a good result will be – Bangladesh winning by a 1-0 margin."