“The pitch was a bit challenging, the odd ball was turning. You have to understand how to play. There are no excuses, we are used to such types of conditions,” Rohit mentioned on the post-match presentation rite.
Bangladesh’s Mehidy Hasan Miraj and Mustafizur Rahman scripted a sensational fightback with a 51-run stand for the tenth wicket that noticed the hosts chase down a goal of 187 in 46 overs.
Left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan (5 wickets) and off-spinner Mehidy (1 wicket) shared six wickets every because the guests discovered it tricky to barter the gradual bowlers on a monitor that had flip and soar.
“We need to look at how to bat against their spinners in these conditions. The genes are there, these guys grew up playing in such conditions. It is all about handling pressure.”
While the remaining wicket pair pulled off a heist after being 136 for 9 within the fortieth over, Rohit did not run clear of the core drawback and that’s inept batting.
“It wasn’t enough runs. Another 30-40 runs would have made a difference. With KL and Washy, we could have got there. Unfortunately, we lost wickets in the middle, and it is not easy to make a comeback,” the Indian captain mentioned.
He did reward his bowlers in spite of an detached remaining half-hour.
“It was a very close game. We did very well to come back into the game. We did not bat well. We bowled pretty well and kept them under pressure till the end. They held their nerves at the back-end.
“If you glance again at how we bowled, in fact the previous few overs the place we might have preferred to get a wicket, we saved taking wickets during,” the skipper looked at the positives.
(With inputs from PTI)