It`s been a long time coming but Mohammad Mahmudullah is finally fulfilling his promise as a match-winning batsman. For both him and his country Bangladesh, the long wait is paying off at the perfect time.
Opener Martin Guptill and paceman Tim Southee praised New Zealand`s fightback in their hard-earned win over Bangladesh in Hamilton on Friday, hoping it will stand them in good stead in the knock-out stage.
Former Bangladesh captain Aminul Islam said on Tuesday the team winning against England without the likes of opener Tamim Iqbal and veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan firing speak volumes of the other players in the outfit.
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal says he was delighted with his recovery from knee surgery after hitting 81 in the narrow World Cup warm-up loss to Pakistan. The 25-year-old left-hander showed no ill effects from last month`s operation during a 168-run stand for the third wicket with Mohammad Mahmudullah (83) on Monday.