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Bangladesh need to start learning how to win, says Smith

Posted by on March 19, 2011 0 Comment

Dhaka, March 19 (IANS) After having given cricketing lessons to Bangladesh in the World Cup group game Saturday, South African skipper Graeme Smith said the South Asian team needed to be consistent and start learning how to win.

Asked to rate Bangladesh as a side after his team handed the tournament co-hosts a 206-run drubbing, Smith said they seemed unpredictable now.

“I think the challenge for Bangladesh cricket was to create consistency. It would have brought in more confidence in the side.”

“I think they need to start learning how to win. If you are constantly losing games, it does create a sense of doubt,” he told mediapersons after the match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium here.

He said the SBNCS strip was not good for free stroke making.

“It was not a wicket where you could have scored freely. Batting was easy for someone who had stayed in the wicket for some time,” he said.

The South African captain said the score of 284/8 that his side got “exceeded our expectations”.

“We thought 250 was a good total on this surface, but with wickets in hand in the Power Play we got to the total,” he said.

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