Shanto and Co ‘felt it was not out’
Bangladesh opener NHS admitted that the Tigers 'could not play well in the middle overs' following the controversial decision from the third umpire that led to Shakib's dismissal against Pakistan in Adelaide today.
The Tigers had a decent start against Pakistan after starting the day with good news following the Netherlands' stunning 13-run victory over superior South Africa in the first match of the day at the same venue.
Bangladesh were 70 for one after 10 overs and were looking to gear up the ante but Shakib's wicket seemed to have affected the Bangladesh batters, who suddenly looked out of sorts and managed a below-par total despite an unbeaten 24 from Afif.
Bangladesh lost regular wickets and ended up with a meagre 127 after 20 overs.
Shanto played down the impact of the Shakib controversy.
"Lot of confusion for everyone, but we were not focusing on that wicket. The idea was to play some good cricket later on," he said during the post-match press conference.
"We did not lose concentration, but yes, we felt that it was not out.
"The umpires' decision is final and we can't do anything about it," Shanto further said.