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We're making small mistakes consistently: Domingo

Published : 27 May 2022 08:09 PM

Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo stressed upon the requirements of bringing changes in approach and process as the side has been doing mistakes repeatedly at crucial stages in Test cricket.

His comment came after Bangladesh's 10-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka at home, despite fighting neck-to-neck in the first four days. The defeat also made sure Bangladesh would go down the two-match series by 1-0 as the first Test in Chattogram was drawn. 

"We've to do something different, whether it is to change the order around. We can look at one or two things. You won't win Tests from 24-5 and 23-4 in both innings. We've to change something. It has happened too many times in the last 6-8 months," a visibly frustrated Domingo said after the match on Friday.

"We're competing for four days and then have such a bad session that there's no way back. I am sure it is equally frustrating for the players. They are fighting back, but getting behind the game at certain stages."

He went on to saying: "Sri Lanka are six down, but they end up drawing (in the first Test). West Indies chased down 400. We are 180 ahead against Pakistan, five down, we lose four wickets. We get into a good position, Rabbi gets run out. There are so many small mistakes we are making at crucial stages."

Despite the top-order collapse in the both innings, Domingo felt that they didn't bowl like the way they should do. He said the wicket was not a 500-run wicket but still Sri Lanka managed it because of Bangladesh's poor bowling. 

"We won a Test in New Zealand with Ebadot, Shoriful, Taskin and Miraz. In this Test we have only had Ebadot. It is a totally new bowling attack. We probably didn't bowl as well as we should," he said.