Trott laments bowling effort
Afghanistan head coach Jonathan Trott rued the wayward bowling effort from his side, which allowed Bangladesh to be at the drivers' seat at the end of the first day of the one-off Test in Mirpur yesterday.
Afghanistan bowlers gave away too many extras, including 15 no balls, one of which gave centurion Najmul Hossain Shanto a reprieve off the bowling of Nijat Masood when the batter was on 143.
"I don't think we bowled as well as we should have. I think there's a bit in the wicket. We saw that when we got the ball in the right areas consistently for long enough, we created chances. All the things we need to do well in Test cricket, to do things relentlessly and to be accurate and precise. We need to do better tomorrow. It was a good lesson for the guys," Trott told a post-day press conference.
The Englishman, however, was looking to turn things around on Day 2 and put the pressure back on the hosts.
"Get five wickets for 10 runs, and then get 500. It would be nice (to get them bowled out before Lunch). We have the new ball again in one over. Then hopefully Nijat and the seamers can bowl well tomorrow. The guys learned about the extreme heat today," Trott said.