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Tamim showers praise for Afif, Ebadot

Published : 11 Aug 2022 08:54 PM

Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal heaped praises on batter Afif Hossain and pacer Ebadot Hossain for their efforts in the third ODI's consolation victory over Zimbabwe.

Bangladesh lost three quick wickets within 10 overs after being invited to bat first. However, Anamul Haque Bijoy's 76 and Afif's 85 helped them to recover and post a fighting total of 256 runs.

"At one point I thought they were struggling. The way Afif batted was pleasing to see. He was timing the ball well. He batted extremely well," Tamim said.

After losing the first two ODIs despite scoring 303 and 290 respectively, Tamim was glad his side got five wicket early and secured 105-run win. He also lauded Ebadot for taking two wickets in his maiden ODI match.

"When you have lost games after scoring 300, 250 looks like 200. Luckily, we got five wickets early and that was good for us. We have been carrying him [Ebadot] for a long time. I was surprised he wasn't included in the playing XI. Luckily, he was available for this last game and he delivered," he added.